Orly Nathan

Orly Nathan
Information Specialist
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Ancillary benefit assessment of JNF forests: physical and psychological well-being, cultural services, and economic aspects

Ancillary benefit assessment of JNF forests: physical and psychological well-being, cultural services, and economic aspects

The research is conducted in collaboration with the Shamir Research Institute.The study deals with how KKL-JNF forests contribute to the mental and physical health of their visitors and provide system services in the cultural and psychological aspects. The study focuses on the current contribution and possible ways to enhance it. Another aim of the study is to examine differences between Jewish and Arab societies in Israel in the way they benefit from the forests and to make recommendations from a cross-cultural perspective. The applied aim of the study is to provide recommendations regarding the management of the KKL-JNF forestry. How the JNF can produce higher awareness of the public and of professionals in the fields of health, culture, and sports concerning the potential contribution of forests.
Studies: Transportation

Studies: Transportation

Samuel Neaman Institute's publications in the field examine, among others, the environmental impacts of the various means of transportation and the policy required to reduce them, the benefits and barriers to integrating oil substitutes in the transportation sector, including, electric transportation, waste-based and bio-ethanol fuel substitutes, and the economic benefits of transportation projects such as road tunneling and more.
Building a personal resilience through contact with nature in the times of Corona

Building a personal resilience through contact with nature in the times of Corona

The research is conducted in collaboration with the Shamir Research Institute. During the time of COVID-19 pandemic, the public in Israel has experienced various stressful events. Stressful life events often lead to psychological stress and impair health. Promoting personal resilience is therefore an essential part of adaptation in such times. The study focused on individuals' emotional state, the contribution of various determinants for explaining it, and the ways exposure to nature under the restrictions may provide some relief.
Establishment of a Knowledge Center on Women and Gender in Israel – ‘SHE KNOWS’

Establishment of a Knowledge Center on Women and Gender in Israel – ‘SHE KNOWS’

The Samuel Neaman Institute, together with The Center for the Advancement of Women in the Public Sphere (WIPS) at the Van Lear Jerusalem Institute, and the Public Knowledge Workshop won the Ministry of Science's open call for the establishment of the Center, starting January 2017, for three years
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Israel's SETI system - a series of studied by UNESCO on science, engineering, technology and innovation policy

The study was commissioned by the Israel Academy of Sciences and will be published in UNESCO's series of studies on Science, Engineering, Technology, and Innovation (SETI) policies during 2015.
מודלים לתקצוב סטודנטים בינלאומיים לתארים מתקדמים בטכניון

Models for Budgeting International Postgraduate Students at the Technion

SNI was asked by the Director General of the Technion, Prof. Matanyahu Englman, to conduct a study of the options for increasing the number of international postgraduate students studying at the Technion.
עירוניות וצבא – היילכו השניים יחדיו

It Takes Two to Tango? Spatial and Social Implications of Joint Civil-Military Development

The study examined the impact of the IDF bases' relocation to the Negev on strengthening the urban regions in the Be'er Sheva metropolitan area. It was hypothesized that the relocation of military installations would become a major mechanism for strengthening the towns located in the Be'er Sheva metropolitan area, strengthening the Negev's urban sector and thus increasing social integration. The study examined this hypothesis, both qualitatively and quantitatively, based on a broad spectrum of collected data.
סקר קשרי החוץ של ישראל במדע ומחקר ופיתוח ברמה הלאומית והמוסדית

A Survey of Israel’s Foreign Relations in Science, Research, and Development at the National and Institutional Level

In 2014, the Neaman Institute completed the first phase of the survey of Israel's foreign relations in R&D at the national and institutional level. As part of this stage, a comprehensive survey was conducted, and a computerized database was established.
Information centers of MAGNET Consortia

Information centers of MAGNET Consortia

A computerized information center, one of the largest in Israel, operates at the Samuel Neaman Institute. The center was established to fulfill the needs of knowledge management and to supply information science services to consortia that operate within the MAGNET program, and is part of the MAGNET program of the Ministry of Economy.
Evaluation of the Technion Excellence Programs

Evaluation of the Technion Excellence Programs

The Technion Program for Excellence was launched in 1992 and is intended for undergraduate students in the Faculties of Science and Engineering who have been identified as having exceptional abilities.
Evaluating the "Rothschild Fellowship" Program

Evaluating the "Rothschild Fellowship" Program

The main goal of the research was to evaluate the impact of the program on the candidates' careers and to assess their chances of pursuing academic careers in leading universities and research institutions in Israel. The research population included 359 candidates who applied to the program between 1996 and 2005. Three groups are included in the analysis: candidates who received the fellowship (Rothschild fellows), candidates who their application was turned down by the evaluation committee and candidates who chose to decline the fellowship.
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