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International Science Summer Institute (ISSI)

A month of research, science, and fun for 18-20 year olds from all over the world.

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Imagine this: You are developing a strategy against cancer that will trigger the body's early detection of tumors; studying surfaces using scanning tunneling microscopy; learning about the behavior of semiconductors; or designing a computer program to simulate neurotransmitter release; or...

At the Dr. Bessie F. Lawrence International Summer Science Institute (ISSI), you can work on projects such as these alongside professionals, getting hands-on experience in one of today's cutting-edge fields in the world. This month-long program is conducted entirely in English and involves intensive lab work, lectures, tours and social activities.

Projects are offered in the fields of biochemistry, biology, chemistry, mathematical and computer sciences, and physics. You will be working in labs with sophisticated equipment and researchers who have chosen an exciting career in science. Senior Weizmann Institute scientists will give you lectures in topics such as robotics, gene therapy, and brain research. The students themselves are also encouraged to lead seminars on subjects of their choosing. After the lab work is over, the students will present their own work, in writing and orally.

A great opportunity to experience Israel, participate in on-going scientific research, and meet an amazing variety of people!


18- 20 year-olds from Israel and abroad.



July 4th - July 27th, 2023


The 2023 program will be held at the Weizmann institute, Israel

ISSI Europe FINAL from Weizmann Institute on Vimeo.