Current and Previous Minerva Schools

On this page you find all our previous, current and future Minerva Schools.

German-Israeli Minerva Schools since 2006


“Crossing boundaries, Constructing Bridges: Grammar, Cognition, Interaction“ (Haifa)

•    Dr. Bracha Nir, University of Haifa, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
•    Prof. Alexander Bergs, Osnabrück University, Institute for English and American Studies

“Regulative Principles in Kant and Post-Kantian Thought“ (Potsdam)
•    Prof. Johannes Haag, University of Potsdam, Department of Philosophy, Chair of Theoretical Philosophy
•    Prof. Thomas Khurana, University of Potsdam, Department of Philosophy, Chair of Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy of Mind
•    Prof. Noam Hoffer, Bar-Ilan University, Department of Philosophy
•    Dr. Moran Godess-Riccitelli, Bar-Ilan University, Department of Philosophy


“Temple and Cult in the Iron Age - Resuming the Discussion Considering the Ongoing Discoveries at Tel Moẓa“ (Ein Kerem, Jerusalem)

•    Shua Kisilevitz M.A., Tel Aviv University + Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA)
•    Dr. Florian Oepping, University of Osnabrueck

“Urban Lab on Divided Cities: From Jerusalem to Berlin” (Jerusalem)

•    Dr. Nufar Avni, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Dept. of Geography;
•    Dr. Merav Kaddar, TU Berlin, School of Planning, Building and Environment, Inst. of Sociology + collaborative research centre CRC 1265 “Re-Figuration of Spaces”
•    Dr. Vivien Sommer, TU Berlin, School of Planning, Building and Environment, Inst. of Sociology + collaborative research centre CRC 1265 “Re-Figuration of Spaces”


“Crafting for the God(s): Dynamics of Cult, Craft Production, and Socio-Technological Identities“ (Ramat-Gan/Jerusalem)

  • Laura Gonnermann M.A., University of Leipzig
  • Vanessa Workman M.A., Bar-Ilan University
  • Dr. Shira Albaz, University of Haifa

“Parliaments after the Pandemic – Lessons from the Covid-19-Crisis for Political Practice and the Future Research on Parliaments“ (Halle/Berlin)

  • PD Dr. Sven T. Siefken, University of Halle-Wittenberg
  • Dr. Ittai Bar-Siman-Tov, Bar-Ilan University

“Social networks and health inequalities in ageing societies“ (Dortmund)

  • Dr. Alina Schmitz, TU Dortmund
  • Dr. Ella Cohn-Schwartz, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Dr. Judith Kaschowitz, TU Dortmund
  • Claudius Garten M.A., TU Dortmund

“What Do We Mean When We Talk About Jewish-Christian Dialogue?“ (Haifa)

  • Silvana Kandel Lamdan M.A., University of Haifa
  • Prof. Karma Ben Johanan, Humboldt University Berlin


“Creativity, Innovation and Inter-Organizational Collaboration – Process Views“  (Berlin)

  • Dr. Carolin Auschra, Berlin
  • Prof. Jörg Sydow, Berlin
  • Prof. Amalya Oliver, Jerusalem
  • Dr. Adi Sapir, Haifa

"My Heart Stands in Fear of Your Word’ - The Historical and Cultural Significance of the Fear of Sin in Jewish Literature“ (Hamburg)

  • Dr. Patrick Benjamin Koch, Hamburg
  • Dr. Leore Sachs-Shmueli, Jerusalem

“Bioinspired Complex Systems from Basic Science to Practical Applications“ (Kibbutz Tzuba)

  • Prof. Rachel Nechushtai, Jerusalem
  • Prof. Itamar Willner, Jerusalem
  • Prof. Wolfgang Parak, Hamburg

“Linking cave monitoring data and paleoclimate proxies to extract globally relevant relationships“ (Jerusalem)

  • Dr. Yonatan Goldsmith, Jerusalem
  • Dr. Yuval Burstyn, Jerusalem
  • Prof. Miryam Bar-Matthews, Jerusalem
  • Dr. Kira Rehfeld, Heidelberg
  • Dr. Monika Markowska, Mainz
  • Dr. Elan Levy, Mainz
  • Dr. Sophie Warken, Heidelberg


"The Individual and International Human Rights Law" (Heidelberg)

  • Prof. Anne Peters, Heidelberg/Berlin
  • Prof. Tomer Broude, Jerusalem

"An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Future Data Pedagogies and Digital Tools to Nurture Citizens’ Reasoning with Models and Modeling in the Big Data Era" (Haifa)

  • Prof. Dani Ben-Zvi, Haifa
  • Keren Aridor-Berger, M.A., Haifa
  • Michal Dvir, Haifa
  • Dr. Daniel Frischemeier, Paderborn
  • Dr. Susanne Podworny, Paderborn


"Back to Redemption: Rosenzweig’s Star 1919-2019" (Jerusalem)

  • Prof. Benjamin Pollock, Jerusalem
  • Dr. Ynon Wygoda, Jerusalem
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Wiese, Frankfurt/Main

"Bridging the gap between genes and behaviour: Neuropeptide regulation of socio-emotional behaviours" (Regensburg)

  • Prof. Dr. Inga D. Neumann, Regensburg
  • Prof. Dr. Oliver Bosch, Regensburg
  • Dr. Thomas Grund, Regensburg
  • Prof. Tali Kimchi, Rehovot
  • Prof. Alon Chen, Rehovot
  • Dr. Michael Mende, Munich

"Brain Rhythms in Computation, Communication, And Cognition" (Ramat Gan)

  • Dr. Elana Zion Golumbic, Ramat Gan
  • Prof. Leon Deouell, Jerusalem
  • Prof. David Poeppel, Frankfurt/Main
  • Prof. Lucia Melloni, Frankfurt/Main


"Trade Routes between Aram and Israel in the Iron Age: A Multi-Disciplinary Examination of their Significance to Social and Cultural Exchange" (Jordan Valley and Golan Heights)

  • Dr. Amit Dagan, Ramat-Gan
  • Felix Hagemeyer, Leipzig
  • Assaf Kleiman, Tel Aviv
  • Juliane Stein, Leipzig


"Quantum Dipolar Gases in Atomic and Condensed Matter Systems" (Jerusalem)

  • Prof. Ronen Rapaport, Jerusalem
  • Dr. Paulo Santos, Berlin


"Emerging High-throughput Systems for Wildlife Tracking at the Regional Scale" (Hula Valley)

  • Prof. Ran Nathan, Jerusalem
  • Prof. Sivan Toledo, Tel Aviv
  • Prof. Florian Jeltsch, Potsdam
  • Prof. Katrin Böhning-Gaese, Frankfurt/Main


"Mitochondria: Function & Dysfunction" (Ein Gedi)

  • Prof. Abdussalam Azem, Tel Aviv
  • Prof. Johannes Herrmann, Kaiserslautern
  • Prof. Ophry Pines, Jerusalem
  • Prof. Doron Rapaport, Tübingen


"Cognitive Robotics" (Berlin)

  • Prof. Yael Edan, Beer Sheva
  • Prof. Verena Hafner, Berlin
  • Dr. Iris Tabak, Beer Sheva


"Non-Compositionality and Figurative Speech: Collocations, Idioms, Metaphors, Proverbs" (Jerusalem)

  • Prof. Edit Doron, Jerusalem
  • Pavel Kats, Jerusalem
  • Prof. Manfred Krifka, Berlin
  • Prof. Gert Webelhuth, Frankfurt/Main


"Flows on Homogeneneous Spaces" (Haifa)

  • Dr. Uri Bader, Haifa
  • Prof. Roman Sauer, Regensburg


"Alternative, Sustainable Energy Options" (Nazareth)

  • Prof. David Cahen, Rehovot
  • Dr. Klaus Lips, Berlin
  • Prof. H.-W. Schock, Berlin


"Frontiers in Vascular Biology" (Ma'aleh Hachamisha)

  • Prof. Wolfgang Siess, Munich
  • Prof. David Varon, Jerusalem


"Ubiquitous Display Environments: Intelligent Group Interaction, Foundations and Implementation of Pervasive Multimodal Interfaces" (Haifa)

  • Prof. Antonio Krueger, Münster
  • Dr. Tsvi Kuflik, Haifa

"Pharmacogenetics: Improving the Safety and Efficacy of Medicines" (Tel Aviv)

  • Prof. Gregory Livshits, Tel Aviv
  • Dr. David Gurwitz, Tel Aviv
  • Prof. Julia Kirchheiner, Ulm

"P-adic Methods in Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry" (Jerusalem)

  • Prof. Ehud de Shalit, Jerusalem
  • Prof. Peter Schneider, Münster

"Human Rights in Times of Emergency: German, Israeli and International Perspectives" (Jerusalem)

  • Prof. Eckart Klein, Potsdam
  • Prof. Yuval Shany, Jerusalem


"Global Public Policy and the Law of International Administration" (Tel Aviv)

  • Prof. Armin von Bogdandy, Heidelberg
  • Prof Eyal Benvenisti, Tel Aviv

"Arithmetic Geometry and Public Key Cryptography" (Tel Aviv)

  • Prof. Moshe Jarden, Tel Aviv
  • Prof. Gerhard Frey, Duisburg-Essen


"On Biological and Bio-inspired Materials" (Berlin)

  • Prof. Peter Fratzl, Potsdam
  • Prof. Hans-Jürgen Butt
  • Prof. Reshef Tenne, Rehovot
  • Prof. Moshe Gottlieb, Beer-Sheva

"Slavery and the Slave Trade in the Mediterranean Region during the Medieval Period" (Jerusalem)

  • Prof. Reuven Amitai, Jerusalem
  • Dr. Christoph Cluse, Trier


"Bi-national Course in Neurobiology" (Eilat)

  • Prof. Yosi Yarom, Jerusalem
  • Dr. Lampl, Rehovot
  • Prof. Konnerth, Munich
  • Prof. Heinemann, Berlin

"Unique Molecular Effects in Electronic Materials and Devices" (Ein Gedi)

  • Prof. David Cahen, Rehovot
  • Prof. Ron Naaman, Rehovot
  • Prof. Eberhard Umbach, Würzburg

"Frontiers on High Pressure Research" (Ein Gedi)

  • Prof. Moshe Paz-Pasternak, Tel Aviv
  • Prof. Leonid Dubrovinsky, Bayreuth

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