Field crops and vegetables cultivation constitutes the main food source for the rapidly growing world population. In the coming years, these agricultural branches will need to increase yields to feed the world high quality products, while minimizing human environmental footprint under continually decreasing resources.
In Israel, field crops and vegetables supply a large part of the local consumption and take a significant part of the cultivated land. These are highly technological and dynamic branches of agriculture, which rely on sophisticated agro- and bio-technology. Continuous scientific research allows for innovations to be incorporated into the practical work leading to elite varieties, new agrotechnical approaches, innovative plant protection and weed control strategies.
Today a major part of vegetable and herb production takes place in various types of sheltered growing facilities including greenhouses, net houses, tunnels, and more. Advanced methods such as precision agriculture are utilized for crop production. New varieties are introduced continuously, and export of propagation material and agricultural knowledge is expanding.
Field and Vegetable Crops program at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem graduates are frequently employed in crop and vegetable management in farms, agricultural teaching and guidance, high tech food processing, seeds, chemicals and biotechnology. Many of our PhD graduates pursue an academic career in the various research institutions and agricultural experiment stations around Israel, frequently also called 'The Start-Up Nation', and develop agricultural high-tech products.
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- To achieve this, we strive to provide students with a deep understanding of the physiological and biological principles and processes related to crop productivity in the field. Based on their studies, our graduates are encouraged to develop independent critical thinking that enables them to analyze the challenges of the field and to search for solutions based on professional literature and experimentation.
- Research topics include basic biological, biochemical, ecological, genetic and molecular research pertaining to crops and vegetables, applied research of agricultural management, cultivating and nurturing, and an integration of fundamental research with applied research.
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Candidates holding a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture Science or Nutrition Science with a minimum final grade of 80.
- A preparatory study for the master's program is available.
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International4900 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4900 USD per year during 24 months.
National4900 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4900 USD per year during 24 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.