Consistently ranked among the top universities worldwide, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel's premier academic and research institution. Serving 23,000 students from 70 countries, it trains the public, scientific, educational and professional leadership of Israel and world. The Hebrew University is a leader in bringing about changes in the world community in agriculture, environmental quality, public health, science and technology. Producing a third of Israel’s civilian research, it is ranked 12th worldwide in biotechnology patent filings and commercial development. With a world-class faculty researching the cultural, spiritual and intellectual traditions of Judaism and other cultures, the Hebrew University expands the boundaries of knowledge for the benefit of all humankind. The Hebrew University was founded in 1918 by visionaries including Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Martin Buber and Chaim Weizmann. In the last decade, faculty and alumni have won seven Nobel Prizes and a Fields Medal.