Nov 08 2012
Gerald Ronson CBE receives University’s Carmel Award of Merit
Some 200 people attended a celebration of the University of Haifa’s 40th anniversary dinner at Claridge’s in London. The event, hosted by Sir Maurice and Lady Hatter together with Isaac and Myrna Kaye, is the launch of a new fundraising initiative to bring the wealth of top Israeli scientists back to Israel’s Universities. Gerald Ronson CBE received the University’s Carmel Award of Merit for his tremendous contribution to education, and speeches were made by keynote speaker Ed Balls MP, the Shadow Chancellor, Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks and Israeli Ambassador Daniel Taub.
President of the University of Haifa Amos Shapira spoke of his delight at his new role in taking the University forward, emphasizing both the importance of its strategic role in strengthening and conserving the northern region, and the University’s unique contribution to creating a shared experience for all of Israel’s populations.
Photo (L-R): Gerald Ronson, University President Amos Shapira; Ed Balls MP (John Rifkin)