Dec. 08, 2011

Prof. (Emeritus) Dan Meyerstein, of BGU’s Department of Chemistry and currently President of the Ariel University Center of Samaria, recently became a member of the Academia Europaea.

The Academia Europaea was founded in 1988 and is a functioning European Academy of Humanities, Letters and Sciences, composed of individual members. Membership is by invitation.

Invitations are made only after peer group nomination, scrutiny and confirmation as to the scholarship and eminence of the individual in their chosen field, and election is confirmed by the Council of the Academia.

Members are drawn from across the whole European continent, not only western Europe. Members also include European scholars who are resident in other regions of the world. Current membership stands at around 2300. Amongst them are thirty-eight Nobel Laureates, several of whom were elected to the Academia before they received the prize.

BGU Rector Prof. Zvi HaCohen commented, “I congratulate Dan on becoming a member of the Academia Europaea. He brought great honor to the University for many years for his many scientific accomplishments. I am pleased that the Council of the Academia has honored him in requesting that he become part of their membership. I am sure that we will hear more on his accomplishments and contribution to scientific research.”