Publisher Zuckerman announces US-Israel science initiative

Publisher Zuckerman announces US-Israel science initiative

NEW YORK (AP) — Real estate magnate & publisher Mortimer Zuckerman has announced a scholarship program to pay for American graduate students in the sciences to study in Israel.

The Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program will provide more than $100 million in scholarships over the next 20 years, Zuckerman said.

It will provide funding for American graduate students & postdoctoral researchers to study at Israeli universities. They include Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv University & the Weizmann Institute of Science.

p>"At a time when collaboration is essential to advanced scientific research, this program gives the next generations of leading American & Israeli academics the ability to work together on cutting-edge research in ways that stand to benefit their fields for years to come," Zuckerman said as he announced the initiative Monday at the Harvard Club of New York City.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who attended the event, said, "By helping some of America's best & brightest students work & learn alongside leading researchers in Israel, this program gives us a new model for cooperation & partnership that will ultimately better society as a whole."

Nobel laureates Richard Axel, Aaron Ciechanover, Eric Kandal & Ada Yonath moreover attended the news conference.

Zuckerman is the publisher of the Daily News of New York & U.S. News & World Report & the chairman of Boston Properties.

EducationMortimer ZuckermanIsraelHebrew University of Jerusalem

Source: “Associated Press”

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