International Courses

The Division for External Studies and the International School of Agricultural Sciences have been offering short-term training courses to the international community of professionals and policy-makers since 1988. The courses run from 25-60 days and are attended by a maximum of 25 participants. The courses include lectures, workshops, professional field trips, and sightseeing tours.

 

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Past International Courses:

Meeting Agricultural Challenges In A Changing World: Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
(in cooperation with MASHAV)

Nutrition in a Changing Global Environment
(in cooperation with MASHAV)

Commercial Beekeeping in Modern Agriculture 

Feeding the Future: Food Safety and Technology in Times of Global Change

Poultry Production & Management: Veterinary & Nutritional Aspects: Protein Enhancement to Help Combat Hunger 

Ensuring Food Safety in Times of Global Change 
(in cooperation with MASHAV)

Water Management: Decision Making, Environmental Aspects & Risk Assessment 
(in cooperation with MASHAV)

Crop Production Under Saline Stress: Environmental soil and water qualities due to climatic changes 
(in cooperation with MASHAV)

Advanced Methods for Increasing Dairy Yield: Small & Large Ruminants 
(in cooperation with MASHAV)

Adapting to Climate Change: Biotechnology in Agriculture in a World of Global Environmental Changes 
(in cooperation with MASHAV)

Agri-Green Management: Agri-Environmental Considerations Under Climatic Changes 
(in cooperation with MASHAV)

Nutrition in a Changing Global Environment 
(in cooperation with MASHAV)

Models of Sustainable Development: Initiatives for Rural Communities in Desert Areas 
(in cooperation with MASHAV)

Biotechnology in Agriculture in a World of Global Environmental Changes  

Groundwater Exploration And Water Resources: Exploitation And Conservation 

Aquaculture: Production And Management

Ruminants: Meat Production And Management

Food Technology

Biotechnology And Bioinformatics In Agriculture: Plants and Microorganisms

ELLS programs

 

 

The Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS) is a network of leading universities cooperating in the fields of Natural Resource Management, Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, Life Sciences, Veterinary Sciences, Food Sciences, and Environmental Sciences.

Spend a different summer - study ELLSwhere!

  • Earn academic credits in breathtaking natural environments!
  • Combine theoretical input with practical field work!
  • Get to know other students in your field from all over the world!
  • Enjoy social activities in an open, diverse and new environment!

ELLS 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELLS summer course: Innovative and Practical Solutions for Combating Dwindling Water Resources

 

ELLS summer course: Innovative and Practical Solutions for Combating Dwindling Water Resources

 

September 11-16, 2022

Application deadline: TBA

Introduction

Climate change facilitates higher temperatures and extreme weather conditions, which both increase water vulnerability and scarcity. Together with the increase in population and the growing demand for potable water and food, the pressure on freshwater resources is on the rise. By 2050, 40% of the world’s population is projected to live under severe water shortages. To meet the challenge, treated wastewater and desalinated seawater were introduced as part of the modern water cycle. While desalinized seawater is of high quality and is preferably used as potable water, treated wastewater is of lower quality and thus reused primarily for irrigation.

The Course is open to M.Sc. and PhD students from the ELLS universities majoring in relevant area of sciences. The course will be taught in English and the participants will earn 5 ECTS. The Course will allow the participating students to achieve unique insights in the specific problems of water scarcity that affect the Middle East and other arid areas, which may be relevant to Europe and the rest of the world in the near future.

The course teachers belong to several disciplines: policy of water management, planning and economic modelling, water quality, and water use by the agriculture sector. 

Pre-requisites

Application

Please fill in the application form and send it to Ms. Noa Schwarzwald, at the International School of Agricultural Sciences, Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture Food and Environment, Rehovot, Israel:
noapl@savion.huji.ac.il 

Application Deadline

Deadline for application: TBA

Course content

The Course will include the following topics:

 Lectures

a) Water cycle in the anthroposphere

b) New Water

  1. Irrigation with treated wastewater

d) Economics of water

  1. Advanced technologies for water purification

f) Water management and politics of water

g) Water recycling in the Ag sector – solution or a problem

h) Water safety and security

  1. Water – chemical and physical properties

 

2) Professional tours :

a) The Israeli Innovation Center at the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation

b) Netafim- innovative irrigation solutions for agriculture, sports and landscape

c) Desalinization Plant (Soreq)

d) Recycled water, the cultivated basin and the riverine system - in the Alexander Strea
 

3) E. learning

A website of the course will be created, which will serve as an interactive platform where students and mentors will be able to dialogue and exchange views before course and for the preparation of the final guided project.

 

4) Final guided project.

Case study presentation + written extended abstract.

Students will choose a topic, in advance, among topics of case studies that will be provided by the teachers of the course. The students will present their fruitful work and will hand out an abstract, during the last day of the summer school.

 

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

 

Course Schedule

see course content

Language

English

Course Format

 Mix of lectures, technical visits, guided projects and excursions

Credits

5 ECTS

Type of Assessment

 

Cultural Activities/Social Program

 Welcome and farewell party. Students gathering off-campus.

Costs

Housing: € 40 per night

Travel expenses and food are not included.

Partial stipends are available to cover part of the costs

 

Health insurance

Medical insurance: compulsory

 

Visa

Students, which are nationals of the ELLS participating countries**, do not need a visa to Israel. Otherwise please contact MS. Noa Schwarzwald to see whether you need an entry visa to Israel.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, and the regulations that change almost on a daily basis, we strongly advise you to check the regulation prior to your arrival.   

* The status of the country you are entering from can be found in this link: https://corona.health.gov.il/en/country-status

*More details on quarantine and entry regulations can be found here: https://corona.health.gov.il/en/directives/air-travel-covid19-israel/

** Except China.

 

Accommodation

Reisfeld residence at the Rehovot campus: http://intschool.agri.huji.ac.il/reisfeld-residence

 

Contact person for scientific questions

Prof. Benny Chefetz
Department of Soil & Water Sciences
Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture Food and Environment, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Email: benny.chefetz@mail.huji.ac.il

Phone: +972-8-9489384

Contact person for administrative questions

Ms. Noa Schwarzwald
International School of Agricultural Sciences

Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture Food and Environment, Rehovot 76100, Israel
email: noapl@savion.huji.ac.il
Tel: +972-8-9489996

 

 

ELLS summer course: Mediterranean Diet: from Genes to Health

 

Mediterranean Diet: from Genes to Health

26 June - 07 July 2022
The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture Food and Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel


Deadline for application: May 15, 2022 or until places are filled.

Click here for the application: FileELLS-HUJI Application 2022.docx

For more information: https://www.euroleague-study.org/en/mediterranean_diet

Introduction

For thousands of years people living along the Mediterranean (Med) coast have indulged in a diet rich in fiber (fruits and vegetables) and quality fats and proteins and sometimes a glass of locally made wine to complete a meal. This so-called Mediterranean diet has long been one of the healthiest diets known to man. In addition, the Mediterranean diet is also a realistic and sustainable way to reduce disease-causing inflammation and lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.

The summer course will allow the participating students to achieve unique insights into the Mediterranean diet together with cutting-edge scientific evidence for its disease prevention traits.

Course contents  

The course will include the following topics:

1. Lectures:

  • Defining the Med diet in 2020
  • Innovations in Med food technology
  • Food pyramid and Med diet
  • Med diet in the nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics era
  • Evidence-based health benefits of Med diet
  • Med diet and metabolic disorders
  • Med schedule - food by the clock
  • Med diet and bone health

2.  Cooking
Cooking the Mediterranean diet cuisine.

3. Professional tours

  • Olive oil factory
  • Winery

4. Elearning
A website of the course will be created to serve as an interactive platform where students and mentors can dialogue and exchange views before course and for preparation of the final guided project.

5. Final guided project

 

Case study presentation + written extended abstract.

Students will work in pairs and will choose a topic, in advance, among topics of case studies that will be provided by the teachers of the course.
The students will present their fruitful work and will hand out an abstract, during the last day of the summer school.

Schedule:

21/6: Administrative procedures: registration, lodging, orientation (tour on campus, get-together)

22/6: Lecture series: 1) Defining the Med diet in 2020; 2) Innovations in Med food technology

23/6: Lecture series: 2) Innovations in Med food technology; 3) Food pyramid and Med diet

24/6: Technical visits: Olive oil factory

25/6: Lecture series: 4) Med diet in the nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics era; Med diet cuisine

28/6: Preparation of papers and presentations

29/6: Free day

30/6: Lecture series: 5) Evidence-based health benefits of Med diet; 6) Med diet and metabolic disorders

1/7: Technical visits: Winery

2/7: Lecture series: 7) Timing of food in the Mediterranean;

3/7: Presentation of projects; 8) Mediterranean diet and bone health

4/7: Presentation of projects by students and discussion with a panel of experts

Credits -7.5 ECTS

Language: English

Application
Please fill in the application form and send it to Ms. Noa Schwarzwald, at the International School of Agricultural Sciences, Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture Food and Environment, Rehovot, Israel: noapl@savion.huji.ac.il

Deadline for application: May 15, 2022 or until places are filled

Information: During the online phase at home, participants will have access to recommended literature for course preparation

Course format: Mix of lectures, technical visits, guided projects and excursions

Level: The course is aimed at students of biology, water and soil and agricultural sciences or related subjects who have already passed university elementary courses of at least 2 years.

Social Program: Welcome and farewell party. A night-out in Tel Aviv , students gathering off-campus 

Medical insurance: Compulsory

Visa: Students who are are nationals of the ELLS participating countries**, do not require a visa to Israel. Otherwise please contact Ms. Noa Schwarzwald to see whether you need an entry visa to Israel.  ** Except China.

Location
Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture Food and Environment, Rehovot, Israel

Accommodation:
Reisfeld Residence Guesthouse in the Rehovot campus.

Costs
Housing: € 50 per night

Travel expenses and food are not included.

Partial stipends are available to cover part of the costs.

Contact
Contact persons for scientific questions:

Prof. Dr. Oren Froy

Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition

Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture Food and Environment, Rehovot 76100, Israel

Phone: +972-8-9489746

Email: oren.froy@mail.huji.ac.il

Coordination

Contact person for administrative questions:

Ms. Noa Schwarzwald

International School of Agricultural Sciences, Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture Food and Environment, Rehovot 76100, Israel.

Tel: +972-8-9489996; Email: noapl@savion.huji.ac.il

International School of Agricultural Sciences:  http://intschool.agri.huji.ac.il/ells

MASHAV International Training Courses

Mashav

About MASHAV - Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs Agency for International Development Cooperation

International development cooperation is a fundamental part of development diplomacy and an inherent part of Israeli foreign policy. MASHAV emphasizes the importance of creating effective partnerships for development implementation of cooperative projects.

MASHAV activities focus on areas in which Israel has a comparative advantage and/or accumulated expertise.

The list of such fields is extensive, including: water resource management and irrigation, desert agriculture and combat of desertification, early childhood education, community development, emergency and disaster medicine, refugee absorption and employment programs, and many, many others. 

Here, at the International School of Agricultural Sciences, we conduct short-term professional training courses in partnership with MASHAV, having a shared commitment of cooperation throughout the implementation. MASHAV extends a hand in partnership wherever Israel’s experience is relevant. 

MASHAV course graduates are invited to become part of the worldwide Shalom Clubs.

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Past MASHAV courses at the International School:

Nutrition in a Changing Global Environment

Meeting Agricultural Challenges In A Changing World: Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

Ensuring Food Safety in Times of Global Change

Water Management: Decision Making, Environmental Aspects & Risk Assessment 

Crop Production Under Saline Stress: Environmental soil and water qualities due to climatic changes 

Advanced Methods for Increasing Dairy Yield: Small & Large Ruminants 

Adapting to Climate Change: Biotechnology in Agriculture in a World of Global Environmental Changes 

Agri-Green Management: Agri-Environmental Considerations Under Climatic Changes 

Nutrition in a Changing Global Environment 

Models of Sustainable Development: Initiatives for Rural Communities in Desert Areas 

Visit the MASHAV website
 

For more information please contact :

Ms. Liron Dayan Ben Menachem
Phone:+972-8-9489991

Email: lirondb@savion.huji.ac.il

 

MASHAV Programs 2022

FEEDING THE FUTURE: FOOD SAFETY AND TECHNOLOGY IN TIMES OF GLOBAL CHANGE

June 19 – July 7, 2022
 

Completed applications MUST be sent directly to the nearest Israeli diplomatic or consular representative
by April 14, 2022
. The forms must be sent as one PDF document.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Program in Agricultural Sciences

Next program: July 11-28, 2022 

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  • Effluents – Reclamation, irrigation and environmental implication – 3 credits

Agricultural and environmental aspects of reclaiming waste water, characteristics and use for crop irrigation: waste water sources and treatment; water quality parameters; methods of treatment; health, logistic and regulatory aspects; effect of treated waste water quality on soils and crops; technological aspects of the use of treated waste water; future directions in waste water characteristics and implications of its use and impact on agriculture and the environment.

  • Effects of biotic and abiotic stresses on agricultural crops – 2 credits

Biotic and abiotic (drought, temperature, salinity, radiation) factors that stress plants in general, and vegetable and field crops in particular; approaches for mitigating adverse effects of such stresses; the genetic, physiological and biochemical processes that underlie plant response to stress factors; crop resistance to various stress factors and agronomic approaches for optimal agricultural productivity under stress conditions. Discussion of case studies concerning soil salinity, drought stress, insect damage. 

For more information, please contact Ms. Mahyan Gon:
international.school@mail.huji.ac.il  

Registration fee: $200 (non-refundable)

Brochure and Application Forms

PDF icon 2022 Summer Agriculture Program Brochure

PDF icon2022 Summer Program description, admission requirements and costs

PDF icon 2022 Summer Program Application Form

PDF icon 2022 Summer Program Medical Certificate

 

 

Tailored Programs

Tailored programs are designed to meet the specific needs of groups of 15 or more in the fields researched and taught at the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment. The programs are flexible, as is the framework and length of each program, and they are determined after receiving information about the particular interests of your group. Programs include lectures, workshops, field trips and cultural sightseeing.

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Suggested program topics include: 

  • Advanced Methods for Increasing Dairy Yield
  • Aquaculture Agri-Green Management
  • Desalinization of Soil and Water
  • Food Preparation & Nutritional Qualit
  • Horticulture
  • Human Nutrition
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Irrigation
  • Poultry Production
  • Rural Tourism
  • Sustainable Development
  • Vegetable & Field Crops
  • Waste-Water Recycling
  • Water Conservation and Desertification
 
Contact us for more information:
Ms. Shana Alon Fleszler: shanafa@savion.huji.ac.il