Scottish Friends of Tel Aviv University
The Scottish Friends of Tel Aviv University
Leslie Wolfson & Co. Solicitors
19 Waterloo Street
Glasgow G2 6BQ
Tel: +44 141 204 1453
Tel Aviv University has been supported by the community in Glasgow for over 30 years. Their generous contributions to the University include support for specific chairs in medicine and world peace, but have also benefited students' welfare through scholarships and prizes. These awards continue today.
The Scottish Friends work to strengthen academic ties between Tel Aviv University and the University of Glasgow, including visiting professorships and exchange programs. These include the election, one year ago, of leading heart disease expert, Prof. Anna Dominiczak of the University of Glasgow, to TAU's prestigious Sackler Fellows Program.
Research collaborations established through the Scottish Friends include between Prof. Elizabeth Tanner of the University of Glasgow and Prof. Meital Zilberman of TAU in the field of biomaterials; and between Prof. Xiaoyu Luo of the University of Glasgow and Prof. Moshe Rosenfeld of TAU in the fields of numerical simulations and biomedical engineering.
Each year the Scottish Friends hold an annual Fundraising recital and lunch with the participation of students from TAU's Buchmann-Mehta School of Music. The annual event has been very successful in promoting fundraising for Tel Aviv University.
President: Leslie Wolfson
An Honorary Fellow of Tel Aviv University, Leslie Wolfson founded the Scottish Friends of Tel Aviv University in 1980 and has devoted himself, along with his office staff, to supporting the university ever since.
Born in Scotland in 1929, he graduated in law from the University of Glasgow in 1953 and after qualifying as a lawyer, he set up his own practice. In parallel to his career as a lawyer, Mr. Wolfson is also involved in various business interests, particularly real estate and previously cable television.
Mr. Wolfson is a highly engaged member of the Jewish community and has held numerous leadership positions in Scottish Jewish organizations, among them as Chairman of UJIA in Scotland and provincial Vice-Chairman for the UK. He has held two committee chairmanships in the International Bar Association and was its representative on the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva. He is the recipient of an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Glasgow, his alma mater. His foundation, the Alma & Leslie Wolfson Charitable Trust has contributed substantially to numerous causes over the years.
Administrator: Glen S. Watson CA