An Agreement for Scientific Cooperation was signed with the German National Academy of Sciences in 2013. The signing ceremony was held in Jerusalem as part of a joint workshop on “Stability and Plasticity: Advances in Understanding Neuronal Representation,” held at the Academy.
In 2015, a workshop on degenerative brain disease was held at the German Academy in Halle, followed by another bi-national workshop, held in Jerusalem, to mark 50 years of diplomatic relations between Israel and Germany. The theme of this workshop was "Chemistry – the Central Science.” In April 2017, a bilateral workshop on “Economics and Law” took place in Berlin.
In February 2019, German Ambassador to Israel Dr. Susanne Wasum-Rainer and Ms. Franciska Obermeyer, head of the culture department at the Embassy, visited the Israel Academy
to discuss the many Israeli-German collaborative ventures.
A joint symposium on “Computational Archaeology
” was held in November 2019 in Jerusalem, led by Academy member Prof. Israel Finkelstein and Prof. Dr. Reinhard Förtsch of the German Archaeological Institute. It was attended by researchers and programmers from both countries, and Dr. Barbara Seimetz, Head of Department of Science and Environment at the German Embassy.
In February 2020, Prof. Nili Cohen, president of the Israel Academy, participated in the handover ceremony
in which the leadership of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina passed from its 26th president, Prof. Jörg Hacker, to its 27th president, Prof. Gerald Haug. The ceremony was held at the German National Academy of Sciences in Halle.
In April 2020, the German National Academy of Sciences invited the Israel Academy to join an international working group it convened (online) to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic
. The conversation was facilitated by Prof. Gerald Haug, President of the Leopoldina, and Academy members Professors Naama Barkai and Adi Kimchi represented the Israel Academy. The working group exchanged information and experiences from their countries regarding COVID-19, and discussed a number of topics including isolation, testing, and tracking.
On June 28-29 2022, the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina held a joint symposium on the subject of “Recent Advances in Neuroscience
.” At the beginning of the symposium Prof. David Harel, President of The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and Prof. Gerald Haug, President of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, signed a renewed agreement
for the strategic partnership between the two national academies.