Blavatnik Family Foundation Awards $16 Million to Tel Aviv University

Blavatnik Family Foundation Awards $16 Million to Tel Aviv University

The Blavatnik Family Foundation has awarded a $16 million grant to Tel Aviv University in support of interdisciplinary scientific research and development, the Times of Israel reports.

The grant will provide continued support for the Blavatnik Initiative, which was launched in 2014 with a $20 million gift from the foundation to fund five new programs at TAU — the Blavatnik Center for Drug Discovery, the Blavatnik Computer Science Research Fund, the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, the Blavatnik Student Film Production Fund, and the Blavatnik President's Discretionary Fund.

"Len Blavatnik has been a major partner of TAU for many years, exhibiting deep commitment to the advancement of excellence in higher education and research in Israel," said Tel Aviv University president Joseph Klafter.

"Our goal in supporting Tel Aviv University is to advance the next discoveries and support future generations of Israeli scientists and researchers," said  Blavatnik, who is the founder and chair of Access Industries, a privately held industrial group with holdings around the world.

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Shoshanna Solomon. "Tel Aviv University Gets $16 Million Grant From Blavatnik Family Foundation." Times of Israel 05/21/2018.