Israel’s robust research and innovation (R&I) ecosystem is key to their economic growth and competitiveness. At 4.65% of GDP, Israel has the world’s highest R&D intensity. The country stands out in all possible R&I innovation indicators. Highly trained STEM workforce is critical for maintaining this international competitiveness. In this lecture, Dr. Gury will discuss Israel’ s research funding model, higher education ecosystem, the weighed formula used for higher education research funding, and associated policy instruments.
Dr. Gury Zilkha
Dr. Gury Zilkha is an Economic and Organizational Consultant. Dr. Zilkha is a senior consultant to the Israeli council for R & D at the Ministry of Innovation Science and Technology. He served in senior positions in both the public and private sectors. Dr. Zilkha also served as the Director General for the Council of Higher Education and the Planning and Budgeting Committee of Israel between 1990 and 1997. During this time the higher education sector expanded, and many new institutions were added to the system. Dr. Zilkha has degrees in economics business administration and education from the Hebrew University and Bar Ilan University and is a graduate of the Fulbright-Humphrey Program at Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.