Making Connections

Science knows no borders. Scientific ideas and discoveries, whether it be in the short or long-term – benefit all humankind. Thus, it seems only natural that scientists worldwide should focus their efforts collectively in broadening the boundaries of human knowledge.

Prof. Daniel Zajfman, President of the Weizmann Institute of Science

The power of scientific collaboration has extraordinary benefits.  It fosters openness and trust, expands networks, speeds up the research process, brings different cultural perspectives and leads to a sharing of knowledge and a transfer of skills.

The Weizmann Institute of Science strongly supports collaborative research projects, as they are integral to the unique outlook of the Institute, and the model through which science has the greatest opportunity to benefit humanity.

Collaboration is evident in every level of research undertaken at the Weizmann Institute. Within the campus walls in Israel, a multi-disciplinary outlook is championed and students and scientists are actively encouraged to reach out to other disciplines for the scientific tools to bring them closer to their own breakthroughs.

It is little wonder that this collaborative culture extends beyond the walls of the Institute and into classrooms, homes and laboratories around the world. Specifically, WEIZMANN AUSTRALIA nurtures opportunities between the Australian community and the Weizmann Institute to create new connections, develop research opportunities and inspire school students to become scientific leaders of the future.

WEIZMANN AUSTRALIA will continue to forge more of these high potential alliances with Australian scientists, institutions and research centres as part of its core strategy. This support will give additional momentum to the development of meaningful joint projects that invariably improve the breadth and quality of scientific research.

To discuss collaborative opportunities, please contact WEIZMANN AUSTRALIA.

Without working access to the vast majority of the world’s scientists and infrastructure, particularly at the idea development and early research stage, Australia is unlikely to maintain its significant contribution to world science and to the productivity of the Australian economy.

 Australian Academy of Science Position Paper – Internationalisation of Australian Science – Feb 2010

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