The Weizmann Institute’s more than 80 years of impact starts with a simple question and plenty of imagination and drive. But it takes even more to power our researchers and their laboratories to life-changing breakthroughs. Individuals, corporations and foundations around the world invest generously in the Weizmann Institute’s research, graduate education and scientific outreach programs, including many Canadians who share our belief in the power of research. Continuing to give scientists the time, space and resources to imagine and discover is the priority of Weizmann Canada.
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Curiosity based research has led to astounding results!
Weizmann scientists’ efforts have led to a long list of life-changing advances in medicine and technology, including the discoveries of amniocentesis, blockbuster drugs to treat multiple sclerosis, nano materials, advanced computer technologies and breakthrough data-storage options.
In 2019, the Weizmann Institute of Science was ranked 2nd in Nature
's international roster of the world’s top 200 research institutions for research quality, measuring the impact of science on society based on commercial applications.
In 2020, the Weizmann Institute of Science placed eighth in the world in research quality on the highly regarded Leiden University ranking, which measures the impact of scientific research. The ranking was also the highest among institutions outside the US.
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