Academic Study Group

ASG was established in 1977; and is a British-registered educational charity.

It's Mission is to initiate or expand active links and research collaboration between academics, specialists and centres-of-excellence in the UK and their counterparts in Israel.

ASG is too small a Foundation to sponsor basic research, but the Charity does commit resources in sponsorship of individual research visits, highly-focused Research Workshops and the creation of specialist placements in Israel.

Though ASG is primarily a UK-Israel operation all Workshops are open to specialist participants from other parts of the World, and the involvement of Palestinian and Arab scholars is particularly welcomed.

Within the UK ASG offers a modest Speakers Service providing pre-University students and Adult Ed. audiences with a background to Israel and the Arab World identifying both the Region's brilliances and its problems.

By definition as a Charity ASG presses no political line and eschews any form of propagandising.

The only issue on which ASG has firm policy is opposition to BDS. The Charity is totally committed to the universality of knowledge and rejects any disruption to cross-national co-operation.

 

Workshop / Study Tours to Israel

ASG organises 3-5 workshops / study tours in Israel p.a.

Each workshop runs for 2-3 days followed by field trips around Israel.

Past workshops have focused on issues in fields as varied as:-

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Ageing
  • Ageing - Premature ageing and DNA Damage
  • Bio-Engineering
  • Brain Development (held at the Weizmann Institute)
  • Brain Repair (held at Hebrew University)
  • Breast Cancer Genetics
  • Child Anxiety (held at Tel Aviv University)
  • Child Psychiatry
  • COIN - Counter Terrorism (held at Bar Ilan University)
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (held at the Bnei Zion Hospital, Haifa)
  • Criminology (held at Hebrew University)
  • Economic Theory
  • Educational Psychology (held at David Yellin College)
  • Endocrinology
  • The Ethics of War (held at Hebrew University)
  • Gene Therapy
  • Geology
  • Gerontology
  • Giftedness in Children
  • High-Energy Physics
  • Mitochondria
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing Studies
  • Organic Farming
  • The Political Geography of “Borders”
  • The Politics of China-Central Asia & the Middle East
  • Science Education
  • Water Engineering
  • Web Design
  • Women & Spirituality
  • Women’s Studies

Middle East politics permitting, ASG is committed to involving Palestinian academics and Arab scholars from farther afield in the Region in this Workshop programme.

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