The Bezalel Academy after more than hundred years of activity relays great importance to theoretic and applicable research in the fields of design arts and architecture. Bezalel acts as a cultural center where praxis and theory truly interact, and where the theory of art praxis is being built. An Art Academy in the twenty-first century is tested not only through the success of its alumni in the arts field, but through its contribution to research. Teaching and research today are two mainstays of the academic education in the arts field, where they reciprocate, inseparable in their coexistence. Bezalel works to create a research activity frame for both its lecturers and students and encourages them to be involved in the research, to participate in international groups and to publish the results of their work in the local and international professional community.
European Research projects
Bezalel over the years has developed a programme for international research within the fields of Arts, Architecture and Design. This built on the UNESCO Chair in Urban Design and Conservation Studies which was established in 2004.
International research is currently based on the projects of the European Union and UNESCO and has included or includes the following:
TEMPER Project (1996)PUSH
TEMPER Project was an international enterprise within the framework of a programme for the conservation and cultivation of cultural heritage, which was financed by the European Community. more...
Promoting the Understanding of Shared Heritage is a EU Partnership for Peace programme with the Al Quds University, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and the Jordan Society for Sustainable Development. This tri-lateral project aims to create a regional debate on issues of cultural and natural heritage, resulting in concrete benefits at the national and regional levels. more...
TEMPUS – Corinthiam
The CORINTHIAM project is based on five pillars of activities and includes the establishment of a Central Office Responsible for the Integration at Home of Internationalization as Assurance of quality in the Meda region, and the application of the European Credit Transfer System of the Bologna protocol to increase mobility of students. more...
This project of the Seventh Framework is in the process of contract negotiation and will hopefully commence in the beginning of the year 2011 and focuses on the DESigning of safer URBan Spaces and addresses the issues of planning, (re)design, and (re)engineering of urban areas to make them less vulnerable and more resilient to security threats. more...
Archives - Memory of the World
UNESCO established the Memory of the World Programme in 1992 following a growing awareness of the perilous state of preservation of, and access to, documentary heritage in various parts of the world. The General Guidelines to Safeguard Documentary Heritage published by the Memory of the World Programme (2002) more...
The cross-cultural city 2010:
urban context and cultural diversity
Visible Sounds 2010 Interrelationships among music, the visual arts and the Performance arts