Dr. Daniel Zajfman, President of Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, visited UCAS and gave a lecture to UCAS students on October 24th, 2013. Prof. Wu Yueliang, Executive Vice President of UCAS, met with the guests.
Prof. Wu expressed his welcome for the visit of President Zajfman to UCAS. He gave a brief introduction of UCAS to the Israel guests. Later, President Zajfman gave a lecture to over 120 UCAS students on the topic of Scientific excellence, innovation and commercialization: Can it work together. Executive Vice President Wu Yueliang hosted the lecture. Mr. Dov Keren Ya’ar, Senior Advisor to the President of Weizmann Institute, Mr. Amikam Levy, Consul General of Israel in HKSAR and Macao SAR, Mr. Ran Peleg, Spokesman, Director of communications & public diplomacy also attendED the visit to UCAS.
The Weizmann Institute of Science is a public research university in Rehovot, Israel. It differs from other Israeli universities in that it offers only graduate and post-graduate studies in the sciences. It is a multidisciplinary research center, with around 2,500 scientists, postdoctoral fellows, Ph.D. and M.Sc. students, and scientific, technical, and administrative staff working at the Institute. In 2011, the magazine The Scientist rated the Weizmann Institute as the best place in the world to work in academia among non-US institutions.
In December 2006, Zajfman became the tenth president of Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science, as the youngest president in Weizmann's 60-year history.