Recognising the significant contribution that the Weizmann Institute of Science makes towards advancing the health and prosperity of humankind through its world leading scientific research and recognising the value of enhancing Australian science through internationalisation.
To understand what WEIZMANN AUSTRALIA seeks to achieve, it is relevant to reflect on the unique culture of the Weizmann Institute of Science. The Weizmann Institute has achieved inspirational scientific results since its relatively recent establishment. Collaborative relationships across the scientific disciplines and across national boundaries have been a feature of its success.
It enjoys an open and creative culture where excellent scientists are encouraged and empowered to pursuse their areas of scientific curiosity and passion. Significantly, the work of Weizmann scientists reflect the vision of the Institute: highly ethical, rigorous, multi-disciplinary research for the benefit of humanity.
Established in 2009, WEIZMANN AUSTRALIA supports this outwardly-focused vision. We aim to facilitate opportunities that promote both the work of the Weizmann Institute and the development of Australian maths and science education and research, enabling mutually beneficial engagement between Australian scientists, students and educators and Weizmann Institute scientists, research and education programs. Specifically, WEIZMANN AUSTRALIA focuses on the following key areas:
The Weizmann Institute of Science shares rewarding long-term relationships with the US, Europe, UK, Canada, and Latin America, through it’s global family of satellite offices. WEIZMANN AUSTRALIA looks forward to making similar connections here in Australia.
Stephen Chipkin (Chair), Roni Faktor, Jeffrey Mahemoff AO, Barry Lewin, Russel Pillemer, Judy Garb Weiss, Rina Michael, Matthew Nurick, Vivien Zimmet