Universities Israel

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Bar-Ilan University  
Bar-Ilan University is the second largest university in Israel, with a student population of approximately 24,500 at the main campus in Ramat Gan, and at the four regional colleges operating under its auspices – in the Jordan Valley, in Safed, in the western Galilee and in Ashkelon. The university regards the sacred principles of Judaism as the manifestation of the Jewish people's uniqueness, in accordance with the principles defined upon its establishment. The university's basic roles include supporting the safeguarding of these principles out of love and with the purpose of training and producing scholars, researchers and men of science knowledgeable in the Torah and imbued with the original Jewish spirit and love of one's brethren. The university cultivates and combines Jewish identity and tradition with modern technologies and research. Instilling the fundamentals of Jewish heritage through basic Jewish studies, the Jesselson Institute for Advanced Torah Studiesand other activities, while offering high-level academic studies and the development of advanced research within the framework of faculties, departments and research centers, renders the university unique.

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev  
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev was established with the aim to spearhead the development of the Negev, a desert area comprising more than sixty percent of the country. The University was inspired by the vision of Israel's first prime minister David Ben-Gurion, who believed that the future of the country lay in this region. Today, Ben-Gurion University is a major center for teaching and research, with over 17,000 students enrolled in the faculties of Engineering Sciences, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, the Guilford Glazer School of Business and Management and the Kreitman School of Advanced Graduate Studies. It also includes the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev, the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, the Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies and the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism. The University has campuses in Beer-Sheva, including the Marcus Family Campus, as well as in Sede Boqer and Eilat. Ben-Gurion University is a world leader in arid zone research, offering its expertise to many developing countries. Its world-famous Joyce and Irving Goldman Medical School has become a model for community-oriented and global medicine. In keeping with its mandate, it plays a key role in promoting industry, agriculture and education in the Negev. Its students are known for their activities in the community, and thousands of them take part in special tutoring projects.

Bezalel Academy of Art and Design  
The name of Bezalel is synonymous with more than 100 years of Israeli art, years of innovation and quality. Bezalel, established in 1906 by artist Boris Schatz, as the “Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts,” is currently the “Bezalel academy of arts and design Jerusalem”, Israel’s leading academy of art and design, and one of the most prestigious in the world. Bezalel’s unique strength lies in its ability to respond swiftly to cultural changes, as demonstrated by the numerous artistic breakthroughs it has been responsible for. Bezalel takes enormous pride in its many generations of graduates – artists, designers and architects at the cutting edge of their fields in Israel and all over the globe. The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design is first and foremost a large array of talented and inspired artists. Both the faculty and the student body are driven by a passion to create and by their meticulous attention to quality and excellence. These two cornerstones have placed Bezalel at the epicenter of Israel’s cultural discourse and artistic scene, making it instrumental in shaping and enriching the country’s cultural identity. Bezalel has a broad and multifaceted scope of professional and artistic activities, ranging from crafts, such as the design of ceramics, glass, accessories and jewelry, which preserve ancient techniques together with state of the art techniques, and maintain workshops unparalleled anywhere else in the country; to fine art, sculpture and photography, fields that have seen many changes in the past decades; and state-of-the-art digital technology used in industrial design, animation, video art and visual communications.

College of Judea and Samaria  
Ariel University Center of Samaria (Ariel University Center of Samaria) is at the forefront of a dramatic change that is taking place in higher education in Israel. Located in the City of Ariel, a bustling community of 20,000 people in the Samarian hills, the University Center is helping to pioneer a new future for Israel and its younger generation. Established in 1982, the University Center has since grown and diversified to meet the new challenges of a burgeoning society with rapidly changing needs. Ariel University Center of Samaria is the largest of its kind and one of the fastest-growing academic institutions in the country, with 8,500 students, representing the full spectrum of Israeli society: Jew & Arab, secular & observant, new immigrant & veteran Israeli. Students from across the country attend the University Center, with 70% coming from the greater Tel Aviv area and central Israel and the remainder from northern and southern Israel. As such, the school is a truly national institution and serves as a “melting pot” for all levels of Israel's society. As a demonstratively Zionist institution, the University Center has two key requirements: every student must study one course per semester on some aspect of Judaism, Jewish heritage or Land of Israel studies, and the Israeli flag must be displayed in every classroom, laboratory and auditorium on campus.

College of Management - Academic Studies  
With over 9,000 students and more than 20,000 graduates, the College of Management is the largest college of higher education in Israel. The College of Management was established prior to the creation of the state to provide working students with an education. The basic ethos of the college from pre-state days was to give a chance to all to obtain a quality education. This culture is still very much pervasive through the School of Business and other academic units. The college provides 13 undergraduate and graduate programs and has a strong orientation towards applied research. Its very close links with the business community in Israel and around the world make it the best management college for young students aspiring to tomorrow"s managers. 800 faculty members, including many prominent executives from the private and public sectors 200 administrative staff members A highly effective placement center matches over 600 positions with the right graduates every year Students consistently score among the highest in Israel"s national accounting and bar association exams Strong emphasis on faculty-student interaction Financial assistance based on scholarships and unique loan programs An active alumni enhances networking

Emeq Yizrael College  
The Max Stern Academic College Of Emek Yezreel is the fastest growing, accredited, institution of higher learning in the Galilee with over 4000 students pursuing B.A. degrees. The College appreciates that meeting the demand for education is vital Israel's future as a modern, pluralistic and democratic state. Nestled at the crossroads of Nazereth, Migdal Haemek and Afula, the College provides specially designed programs for first generation students from families in which higher education has never before been available. Investing in the next generation, the College is committed to narrowing socioeconomic gaps by creating a group of skilled, dedicated graduates who will contribute to, and strengthen, Israel’s northern region. The College's diverse campus environment provides a new hands-on community based model of Arab-Jewish cooperation. By working and studying in an atmosphere of mutual respect and tolerance, students are building a strong foundation for cooperation and peaceful coexistence in communal and professional spheres.

Galillee College  
Galillee College - Israel, is a public, international management-training institution. The College gives advanced leadership, management and capacity building seminars to professionals coming from all over the globe. Our International Department offers a core curriculum of over a dozen programmes. Courses are assigned to one of ten academic departments: Agriculture; Business Administration; Education; Environment; Health; Human Resources; National Security; NGOs; Ports and Maritime Transport; and Tourism. To complement these, our Programme Development Division designs and implements special training projects, tailor-made for the requirements of sponsoring governments and international agencies, such as: The World Bank, UNESCO, UNICEF, USAID, World Health Organisation, United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme, International Air Traffic Association. Study facilities and accommodations are provided by the Galillee College Study Centre at Kibbutz Mizra, located seven kilometres outside the city of Nazareth, in the pastoral northern region of Israel. The Study Centre includes modern classrooms equipped with the latest audio-visual aids and a computer laboratory with free Internet and e-mail access. The college also has the facility to conduct on-site training programmes (“In-Country Training”) in Africa, Asia, central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and elsewhere throughout the transitional world.

Hebrew University of Jerusalem  
The dream of establishing a "University of the Jewish People" in the Land of Israel formed an integral part of the early Zionist vision. With the acquisition of the Gray Hill estate atop Mount Scopus, and the laying of the cornerstone for the university-to-be in 1918, the realization of the dream was on its way. Seven years later, on April 1, 1925, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem was opened at a festive ceremony attended, among others, by leaders of world Jewry including the University's founding father, Dr. Chaim Weizmann, distinguished academics and communal leaders of the Yishuv, and British dignitaries including Lord Balfour, Viscount Allenby and Sir Herbert Samuel. The First Board of Governors of the University, chaired by Dr. Weizmann, included such luminaries as Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Martin Buber, Harry Sacher and Felix M. Warburg as well as leading men of letters, religious and academic figures of international renown. The University's first three research institutes - in microbiology, chemistry and Jewish studies - had 33 faculty members and 141 students. In 1931, the University awarded its first degrees, the Master of Arts, to 13 graduates. By 1947, the University had grown to a large, well-established research and teaching institution, encompassing humanities, science, medicine, education and agriculture (the last at a campus in Rehovot); the Jewish National and University Library; a University press; and an adult education center. Student enrollment exceeded 1,000 and there were some 200 faculty members.

Jerusalem University College  
Jerusalem University College, also known as the American Institute of Holy Land Studies, is an extension campus in Jerusalem for approximately 85 regionally or professionally accredited Christian universities, colleges and seminaries located throughout the world. JUC is also an independent graduate degree granting institution of higher education in Israel. Founded in 1957 as a graduate institution, the school now provides both graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to study the Christian Scriptures in the context of the land where the events occurred as well as the languages, social and political culture, religions and historical relationships of the Middle East. We invite you to browse our web site, watch the videos, take the tours, read the comments of students and faculty and learn about Jerusalem University College. We hope you will find, as thousands of other Christian students have discovered, that studying in Israel at JUC is an exciting and rewarding educational experience of a lifetime


Open University of Israel  
Distance teaching and the self-study method, developed specifically for the Open University, provides conditions that meet the constraints of individuals who work, raise a family, manage a household or serve in the military. The method is not space- or time-dependent as it is not based on a central campus where lecturers and students gather, or on an established and uniform schedule. Courses offered by the Open University are fundamentally different from courses offered at other Universities. The customary image of a course - a classroom with a teacher on the podium facing a group of students - does not apply to the Open University, or only partially. A course at the Open University is first and foremost a printed scholarly or scientific work: one or more volumes written and produced especially for Open University students. Thus, learning at the Open University is first of all self-study from written material and not sitting and listening to a lecture

Shenkar School of Engineering & Design  
Shenkar College of Engineering and Design was founded in 1970, with the goal of serving Israeli industry in all that relates to academic qualifications and R&D services for modern industries. Shenkar is an institute of higher education and, like all the public universities in Israel, is supervised and financed by the Israeli Council for Higher Education. Shenkar offers degree courses in all the subjects studied. Tuition fees are in line with the fees charged by Israeli universities. Shenkar's uniqueness as an academic institution lies in the close ties between the two faculties: the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Design . While both the faculties maintain their own special character, they operate joint projects, designed to expose the students to various disciplines. The goal of the Faculty of Engineering is to provide a generation of engineers and managers who will influence the goals and processes of Israeli industry and business. The faculty aspires to be a center for the promotion of research and works closely with industry. This is done through the college's academic staff, which has at its disposal Shenkar's laboratories, workshops and centers which have state-of-the-art equipment. The Faculty of Design has set as its goal the promotion of design and its contribution to society, commerce and industry. The faculty serves as a center for the academic study of design, with the most up-to-date, relevant and forward-looking courses, while cooperating with external elements from the world of design and industry.

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology  
Historic Building (presently the Israel National Museum of Science, Technology and Space, Daniel and Matilde Recanati Center). The Technion moved to its present location on Mount Carmel in 1953. In operation since 1924, the Technion is the oldest university in Israel. Since its founding, the institute has educated three generations of men and women who have played a key role in laying the country’s infrastructure and establishing its crucial defense and high-tech industries. In the new millennium, Technion’s role at the forefront of the global network of science and technology has never been more vital. The university offers degrees in science and engineering, and related fields such as architecture, medicine, industrial management and education in an intellectually invigorating environment. Great emphasis is also placed on its humanities and social science programs, the incorporation of which take on ever-increasing importance in today’s multi-faceted workplace. But Technion’s goals go beyond providing a well-rounded technical education. At the institute, scientific instruction is interwoven with professional ethics, producing leaders sensitive to social and environmental issues.

Tel Aviv University  
Tel Aviv University came into being through the dedicated efforts of visionaries who foresaw the need for an additional university in Israel’s rapidly growing central region. In the 1930s, the idea was promoted by then mayor of Tel Aviv, Meir Dizengoff, with whose encouragement two post-secondary education facilities were opened during the British Mandate period: The Biological-Pedagogical Institute and the School of Law and Economics. 1950’s: The Early Years After the establishment of the State, Haim Levanon, Deputy Mayor of Tel Aviv in the early 1950s and mayor from 1953-59 energetically campaigned for the founding of a second Israeli university in Tel Aviv. Although not without opponents, the idea was eventually realized on August 16, 1953, when the Municipal Council of Tel Aviv-Jaffa decided to transform the Biological-Pedagogical Institute into the Academic Institute of Natural Sciences, under the leadership of Prof. Heinrich Mendelssohn, which would “form the core of a future university.” It was located at the Abu Kabir campus in southern Tel Aviv, and had 24 students in its first year.

The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya  
IDC Herzliya is now in its second decade of activity. Over IDC Herzliya's first decade our schools and research institutes have won renown internationally. As the violent conflicts in our region tend to subside, an era of renewal is taking shape in our society. Since its establishment, IDC Herzliya has been an academic avant-garde. As such, our faculty takes part in the fascinating process that is reshaping our nation. We deal with constitutional and governmental reconstruction, economic growth, reevaluation of Israel’s strategy and policies of foreign relations, as well as the country’s social and moral agenda. IDC Herzliya is unique in its educational methods, which are based on an interdisciplinary approach, teaching of information technology and global markets. We combine theory with real world experience and provide our students with proficiencies. Our basic outlook, which is rooted in the twin concepts of individual freedom and responsibility, emphasizes student’s entrepreneurship and leadership alongside commitment to community service. Students from abroad are able to study over three years, B.A. programs in Business, Government, Computer Science, Communications and Psychology, which are fully conducted in the English language at the Raphael Recanati International School.

University of Haifa  
The campus of the University of Haifa spreads along a Carmel Mountain ridge southeast of the city of Haifa and is surrounded by the Carmel National Park. The University was established in 1963 under the joint auspices of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Haifa Municipality. In 1972, it gained academic accreditation as a separate institution from the Council for Higher Education. The University of Haifa is the most pluralistic institution of higher education in Israel: sons and daughters of both veteran cities and development towns, kibbutzim and moshavim, new immigrants, Jews, Arabs, and Druzes, IDF officers and security personnel—all sitting together on the bench of knowledge in an atmosphere of coexistence, tolerance, and mutual respect. The University considers the link-up between academic excellence and social responsibility as its flagship, and service to the community as one of its important goals. Some 16,500 students are studying toward a degree (B.A., M.A., or Ph.D.) in 2005/06. The University offers six Faculties: Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences and Science Education, Law, Social Welfare and Health Studies, and Education. And five Schools: Business Administration, Social Work, History, Public Health, and Political Sciences.

Weizmann Institute of Science  
The Weizmann Institute of Science, located in Rehovot, Israel, is one of the top-ranking multidisciplinary research institutions in the world. Noted for its wide-ranging exploration of the sciences and technology, the Institute gathers together 2,500 scientists, technicians and research students devoted to adventuring into the unknown. In their labs, located in a landscaped campus environment, they share a vision: To better understand nature and our place within it. Inquisitiveness is their predominant trait. It is this curiosity that propelled Homo sapiens up the slope of evolution. It is this driving curiosity that sees man -- and woman -- through their greatest discoveries. It is the force which pushed earliest civilization to develop agriculture, to learn the hows of constructing shelter, to create the written word, to harness electricity to the wagon of industry and commerce, to contemplate far-off galaxies, to find the cure for disease, to form new materials, and to decipher the genetic code stamped on all living things, be they plant or animal. The desire to continue in this forward stride is the force behind every Institute scientist's efforts to penetrate realms formerly incomprehensible to humankind. And what dwells in these domains? The unknown. The only certainty: revelation encountered along their path. We invite you along to view a selection of landmark discoveries established by Weizmann scientists on a number of their scientific excursions. To look over the shoulder of these scientific trailblazers who go that one step more in furthering this, our civilization. The Weizmann Institute of Science: Shaping the future.