The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is set to launch a joint doctoral program with Meta AI as part of a broader research partnership with the social media giant, the university announced Wednesday.
The joint program will allow doctoral students from the HUJI School of Engineering and Computer Science to receive scholarships and benefit from mentors from Meta, as well as access to the company’s facilities and IT infrastructure.
Meta AI is an artificial intelligence research lab that publishes academic research and is controlled by Meta, Inc, Facebook’s parent company.
The company’s headquarters in Israel is located in the city of Petah Tikva in the center of the country.
Hebrew University’s partnership with Meta also extends to HUJI’s technology transfer company Yissum, the university said in a press release.
Research conducted by the two organizations will be published to enable advances in academia and technology.
University officials praised the combination of theoretical and practical experiences of the joint doctoral program, as well as the importance of the partnership with Israel’s second oldest university.
“This one-of-a-kind collaboration will allow Hebrew University PhD students to study at one of Israel’s top universities and test their ideas in Meta’s field-leading artificial intelligence lab,” said Sara Cohen, dean of the Hebrew University’s computer science and engineering department.
Dr. Itzik Goldwasser, CEO of Yissum, said Meta’s decision to collaborate with the university “is proof of the scientific excellence of our institution and the commercial success achieved by Yissum for its esteemed professors. The curiosity and creativity of researchers at the university play a vital role in the market, and we are proud to facilitate this collaboration with Meta which will have an impact on the scientific community. »
The University of Washington in May launched a mentorship program with Meta AI for doctoral students in its School of Engineering and Computer Science.