Since its inception, TAU has been Israel’s leader in environmental and biodiversity research. TAU collaborates with government agencies and NGOs to advance and disseminate knowledge, develop technologies, and train new generations of Israeli environmental change-makers.
$25 million National Zoological Center: Will modernize TAU’s research zoo, intensify innovative R&D, expand education & outreach, and reinforce efforts to conserve and reintroduce endangered birds and animals into the wild.
$10 million Center for Renewable Energy: Accelerate the development of efficient, renewable sources to replace fossil fuels – ranging from biofuel made from seaweed to solar and wind energy – and thereby respond to a pressing global challenge.
$4.5 million Climate Change Initiative: This 10-year initiative will study the effects of climate change on Israel’s natural ecosystems and generate environmental policy recommendations to enable Israel to best prepare for such effects.
$1.5 million over 5 years Sustainable Development Center: Drawing on fields such as public health, communication, agriculture, water and energy studies, this center will galvanize the creative energies at TAU toward formulating sustainable development models for low-income communities in the developing world.
$1 million Biorefinery Lab: To be constructed in the open sea, this lab will develop, test and perfect technologies for cultivating and processing seaweed – an as-yet untapped renewable source of food and fuel.
$150,000 International Scholarship Fund in Plant Sciences & Food Security: Will enable students from across the developing world to attend TAU’s international MSc Program in Food Security – and thereby gain unique Israeli insights and practical skills to bring home.
$250,000 Solar-Powered Water Desalination Project: This three-year project aims to develop a simpler and more cost-effective alternative to traditional desalination technologies, which are too expensive for developing countries.