The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology is a public research university in Haifa, Israel. Established in 1912 under the dominion of the Ottoman Empire (and more than 35 years before the establishment of State of Israel), the Technion is the oldest university in the country.
The Technion is ranked as the top university in both Israel and the Middle East, and in the top 100 universities in the world in the Academic Ranking of World Universities of 2019.The university offers degrees in science and engineering, and related fields such as architecture, medicine, industrial management, and education. It has 19 academic departments, 60 research centers, and 12 affiliated teaching hospitals. Since its founding, it has awarded more than 100,000 degrees and its graduates are cited for providing the skills and education behind the creation and protection of the State of Israel.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel's second-oldest university, established in 1918, 30 years before the establishment of the State of Israel. The Hebrew University has three campuses in Jerusalem and one in Rehovot. The world's largest Jewish studies library, the National Library of Israel, is located on its Edmond J. Safra Givat Ram campus.
The university has 5 affiliated teaching hospitals including the Hadassah Medical Center, 7 faculties, more than 100 research centers, and 315 academic departments. As of 2018, a third of all the doctoral candidates in Israel were studying at the Hebrew University.
The first Board of Governors included Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Martin Buber, and Chaim Weizmann. Four of Israel's prime ministers are alumni of the Hebrew University. As of 2018, 15 Nobel Prize winners, 2 Fields Medalists, and 3 Turing Award winners have been affiliated with the University.
Weizmann Institute of Science
The Weizmann Institute of Science is a public research university in Rehovot, Israel, established in 1934, 14 years before the State of Israel. It differs from other Israeli universities in that it offers only graduate and postgraduate degrees in the natural and exact sciences.
It is a multidisciplinary research center, with around 3,800 scientists, postdoctoral fellows, Ph.D. and M.Sc. students, and scientific, technical, and administrative staff working at the institute.
As of 2019, 6 Nobel laureates and 3 Turing Award winners have been associated with the Weizmann Institute of Science.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
The only Israeli university created by government mandate, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) was established in 1969 with a mission to be an engine for the development of Israel’s Negev region.
BGU was inspired by the vision of Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, who believed that the future of Israel lay in the Negev region, a desert area comprising more than 60 percent of the country.
Today, BGU is a world-renowned institution of research and higher learning that has transcended the boundaries of academia to create a new model of education and research that impacts people’s lives in the Negev region, throughout Israel and around the world.
With some 20,000 students and campuses in Beer-Sheva, Sede Boqer and Eilat, BGU is truly an oasis of innovation, leading research in cyber and homeland security; alternative energy; desert and water research; global health; medical technologies; Israel studies, culture and Jewish thought; and high-tech and robotics.
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv University (TAU) is a public research university in Tel Aviv, Israel. With over 30,000 students, it is the largest university in the country. Located in northwest Tel Aviv, the university is the center of teaching and research of the city, comprising 9 faculties, 17 teaching hospitals, 18 performing arts centers, 27 schools, 106 departments, 340 research centers, and 400 laboratories.
Besides being the largest university in Israel, Tel Aviv University is also the largest Jewish university in the world. It originated in 1956 when three education units merged to form the university. The original 170-acre campus was expanded and now makes up 220 acres (89 hectares) in Tel Aviv's Ramat Aviv neighborhood. It regularly ranks among the top academic institutions in the world by the The World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings and the Shanghai Rankings.
Bar-Ilan University is a public research university in the city of Ramat Gan in the Tel Aviv District, Israel. Established in 1955, Bar Ilan is Israel's second-largest academic institution. It has 18,000 students and 1,350 faculty members.
The university aims to "blend tradition with modern technologies and scholarship, and teach the compelling ethics of Jewish heritage to all … to synthesize the ancient and modern, the sacred and the material, the spiritual and the scientific".
University of Haifa
The University of Haifa is a university located on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel. Founded in 1963, the University of Haifa received full academic accreditation in 1972, becoming Israel's sixth academic institution and the fourth university. The university has the largest university library in Israel. As of 2019, approximately 18,000 students were enrolled at the University of Haifa. Among Israeli higher education institutions the University of Haifa has the largest percentage (41%) of Arab-Israeli students.
Shamoon College of Engineering (SCE)
Combining world-class academic excellence with a unique approach to education and social responsibility, SCE is much more than a college; it is a source of inspiration and cultivation which encourages forward-thinking and facilitates significant achievements. "Engineering the future" is both our promise and our mission, which propels our students forward and leads them to set an example of excellence amongst their peers and within their communities. With two campuses located in southern Israel, a continuously growing body of over 5,500 students and six different engineering tracks, SCE is, and will always be, a pioneering academic powerhouse.
At SCE, engineering goes way beyond the academic framework; it is a way of thinking, analyzing and solving fundamental questions that design the way people live their lives. Driven by a vision of outstanding education and social responsibility, SCE is committed to the pursuit of excellence, innovation, and promoting all communities.
The Afeka Academic College of Engineering
The Afeka Tel Aviv Academic College of Engineering is a public college offering Bachelor and Masters of Science degrees in engineering. Afeka is currently ranked among Israel’s outstanding academic technological institutions and is a major source of creative new engineers in Israel, qualifying between 300-400 engineers annually.
With a keen awareness of the changes taking place in Israel and around the world in education, industry and society, Afeka College is continuously looking for ways to tailor its engineering programs to the needs of today’s students and society. Our centrally located campus in Tel-Aviv attracts students from around the country seeking high-level academic engineering studies.
Afeka College combines state-of-the-art technologies, advanced facilities and contemporary teaching methods that place an emphasis on technological innovation and support our students in developing the specific skills required of engineers in today’s workforce.
We focus on providing our students with first-rate mathematics and science-based academic studies, while at the same time, providing our students with the knowledge and know-how needed to solve new problems and to effectively communicate with their peers. This requires skills such as: self-learning, teamwork collaboration, critical thinking, interpersonal and presentation skills and a working knowledge of English.
Over 3,500 students are currently enrolled at Afeka College. This includes more than 2,500 undergraduate students, over 200 graduate students and about 800 pre-Academic students. Nearly students have graduated from the College to date – representing a broad cross section of the country and its population. Since its founding in 1996, 97% of our graduates have successfully integrated into the industry and are currently contributing USD 1.25 billion annually to the Israeli economy.