HIT's Honorary Degrees

Prof. Ruth Arnon

Ruth Arnon

A researcher, scientist, and trailblazer in immunochemistry, Prof. Arnon is one of the pioneers in the use of synthetic molecules for immunization.


Her studies on multiple sclerosis led to the development of a synthetic polymer which resulted in the Copaxonemedication.


Prof. Arnon served as President of the IsraelAcademy of Sciences. She has published hundreds of studies in leading international journals and is a member of the board of several prominent scientific publications.


For all of the above HIT is granting her an Honorary Degree.


Together with her impressive scientific achievements in research and academia, Prof. Arnon has devoted much of her time to  integrating the highest levels of theoretical and applied research into the entire higher education system in Israel.


Her life's work is a model for HIT's values: promoting women in science and technology and encouraging the collaboration of academia and the hi-tech industry in theoretical and applied research.