Connecting Chinese-Israeli students with an Online Lecture by the Nobel Prize Laureate Prof. Aaron Ciechanover
May 28, 2017

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Israel, an online innovation lecture by Nobel Prize Laureate was held in East China Normal University on 23rd May.

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Israel, an online innovation lecture by Nobel Prize Laureate was held in East China Normal University on 23rd May. The event was jointly organized by the Consulate General of Israel in Shanghai, the East China Normal University and the Haifa University of Israel.

The Israeli Consulate General in Shanghai invited Prof. Aaron Ciechanover, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, for twenty-five minutes of an online innovation lecture. It was the first part of campaigns to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the formal diplomatic relations between China and Israel.

The Nobel Prize for Chemistry laureate Aaron Ciechanover is confident that the cure for many types of cancer can be discovered, thanks to the progress of research on genes and personalized treatments. During a long distance internet lecture for Chinese and Israeli students, Ciechanover told the room of 25 students from East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai that it took merely a century to extend the average life-span for humans from around 50 to 80 years. With the rapidly deepening understanding of the human body, he said it would be soon for man to “not just treat a disease, but to treat a disease within a person’s own individual body framework.”

During the 25-minute lecture, Professor Ciechanover answered questions by students from both China and Israel, encouraging them to pursue their life passion. 

During the lecture, Mr. Ron Robin, the President of Haifa University and Nadav Zysblat, the deputy Consul General of Israel in Shanghai delivered opening marks respectively. (Amb.) Amikam Levy, the Consul General of Israel in Shanghai made a wonderful closing mark. He thanked all the people who contributed efforts and time for this meaning event and thought this event is a bright example of cooperation about education, innovation and leadership! There is no bridge better than education to connect China and Israel. Moreover, he hoped to raise the number of Chinese students studying in Israel from the current figure of about 800 up to 3,000 in next five years.

The event opens a new page of relationship between China and Israel, a new page of cooperation between East China Normal University and Haifa University. Thanks to joint efforts by the Israeli Consulate General in Shanghai, ECNU and the University of Haifa in Israel.