Universities in Israel

  • Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Ramat Gan
    The University, founded in 1955, comprises the Faculties of Natural Sciences, Life Sciences, the Humanities and Social Sciences, Jewish Studies, and the Department of Law. Bar-Ilan houses the largest Israeli Schools of Education and Social Work, as well as one of the best faculties of Jewish Studies worldwide. BIU comprises 8 faculties with 42 departments and has around 17,000 students.
  • Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Beer Sheva
    Israel's newest university was founded in 1969 at Beer Sheva. Currently it is an important center of science and research, comprising faculties for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Engineering, and Natural Sciences. The focus is on desert research, biotechnology, nano science, water research, and water technology. The university has three campi and about 20,000 students.
  • Technion, Haifa
    The Technion was already founded in 1912, but started its academic and research program first in 1924. Today, Technion has roughly 13,000 students and comprises 18 faculties with 40 research centers and institutes for technical, natural science, and medical subjects. The Technion is the dominant training and research facility in Israel.
  • Tel Aviv University (TAU), Tel Aviv
    The University in Tel Aviv was founded in 1956, has about 30,000 students and comprises nine faculties, namely Engineering, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Bio Sciences, Medicine, Humanities, Law, Social Sciences, Art, and Management. The main focuses of TAU are on nano science, biophysics, bioinformation technology, stem cell research, and renewable energy.
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Jerusalem
    The HUJI was founded in 1918. It comprises seven faculties covering all relevant areas of science, 12 academic and about 100 research institutes. It has a number of centers of excellence and the best-placed university in Israel, ranked 154th, according to the QA ranking. 30% of all civilian scientific research at Israeli universities and research facilities is conducted at the HUJI.
  • University of Haifa, Haifa
    The University of Haifa with today 18,000 students was founded in 1963. It currently accommodates eight faculties: The Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Education, Law, Social Work and Health, Natural Sciences, cience Education as well as Management and Marine Sciences.
  • Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Rehovot
    The research institute was founded in 1934 as the Daniel Sieff Institute and ranks among the leading institutions worldwide in respect of fundamental research in all areas of natural and exact sciences. The WIS comprises five faculties: Mathematics, Information Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biology. Furthermore, the WIS hosts five Minerva Centers.
  • Open University of Israel
    The distance learning University of Israel was founded in 1976 and offers a range of subjects comparable to those offered at the country's other universities. The degrees awarded are a Bachelor (B.A.), a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and a Master (M.A.).