The gift will support a partnership between U-M, the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and the Weizmann Institute of Science, which have already collaborated on nearly fifty competitively funded research projects as part of the Michigan-Israel Partnership for Research and Education. The effort, which has received a total of $25 million from the Kahn Foundation, is aimed at fostering innovation and collaboration among the three institutions in fields ranging from engineering to the biomedical sciences. In addition to research, the partnership has supported the exchange of fifteen early-career researchers affiliated with the three universities.
"Collaboration is critical when addressing important societal issues like precision health and robotics," said S. Jack Hu, U-M vice president for research and the J. Reid and Polly Anderson Professor of Manufacturing. "In partnering with our colleagues at two of the world's leading research universities, we are able to accelerate the promising potential in these significant areas of research."