UI Signs Research Deal With Hebrew U

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Gov. Bruce Rauner, center, and University of Illinois President Tim Killeen are in Israel, where they on Tuesday signed a research partnership agreement between the U of I system and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Also pictured: front row, left, Hebrew University President Asher Cohen; back row, from left, Andreas Cangellaris, dean of the College of Engineering at Urbana-Champaign; Jeffrey Brown, dean of the College of Business at Urbana-Champaign; Consul General of Israel to the Midwest Aviv Ezra; Deputy Gov. Leslie Munger; Ed Seidel, vice president for Economic Development and Innovation for the U of I System; Mark Rosenblatt, chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago; Oron Shagrir, vice rector at Hebrew University; and John Lowenstein, vice president for Campus Affairs and Student Engagement for the Jewish United Fund and Jewish Federation.

SPRINGFIELD (AP) The University of Illinois has signed a research partnership with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

UI President Timothy Killeen signed the pact Tuesday during Gov. Bruce Rauner's trip to Israel this week. Rauner says the collaboration will boost Illinois' economy.

Officials say Hebrew University has more than 100 research centers and 7,000 patents to its credit. They say like the UI, it's routinely ranked among the top universities globally.

Killeen says Hebrew University is "a global leader in producing the workforce and innovation of tomorrow through world-class programs."

Asher Cohen is Hebrew University president. He says the school is trying to "establish internationalization," expand student-exchange programs and advance large-scale research.

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