Unesco aids peace plan

June 30, 1995

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has signed an agreement with Unesco to establish an international school for molecular biology and microbiology for peace.

The school, initially operating in ten-day sessions at the Hebrew University, will be run by Yechiel Becker, chairman of the university's institute of microbiology, who approached Unesco 18 months ago with the idea of inviting Middle Eastern scientists in molecular biology, medicine, biotechnology and microbiology to Jerusalem "to think about the peaceful usefulness of molecular and microbiology".

The aim is to encourage "a transfer of knowledge and a co-operation in achieving knowledge".

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