An Israeli woman receives a novel coronavirus test at a testing booth in the central Israeli city of Tel Aviv on April 16, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)
JERUSALEM, May 6 (Xinhua) -- Israel's Tel Aviv University (TAU) announced on Wednesday that it will set up a multidisciplinary pandemic research center.
The new center, to be the first of its kind in the world, will include experts from a wide range of fields such as medicine and other health fields, exact sciences, economics, engineering, urban planning, tourism, education, sociology and psychology, according to TAU.
The experts will work together with leading hospitals and academic institutions in Israel and worldwide to advance research and help Israel deal with pandemic crises in the future.
The center will also submit recommendations to policymakers, encourage international conferences, provide information for the public and distribute scholarships and research grants to outstanding students and researchers.
According to TAU, the center will be established with an initial investment of tens of millions of new shekels (1 new shekel equals 0.28 U.S. dollar).