Tel Aviv University Trust in the UK supports Tel Aviv University, Israel’s major hub of higher learning.
With over 29,000 students, Tel Aviv University (TAU) is Israel’s largest, most prestigious and most comprehensive institution of higher learning. It offers over 125 schools and departments across the spectrum of sciences, humanities and arts, and a campus as dynamic and pluralistic as Israel itself. TAU is the preferred place of study for Israel’s young people, and its graduates are the most sought-after by Israeli companies. The University is ranked 11th in the world in terms of scientific citations.
Nurturing Israeli Ingenuity
TAU students bring to their studies everything positive that Israel stands for: brainpower, determination, creativity, social consciousness and – of course – chutzpah. In many ways they are academic entrepreneurs, taking intellectual risks that lead Israel into new and enriching directions.
Biomedical Research Hub
TAU operates the largest biomedical research and treatment complex in Israel, with 1,400 clinicians working and researching in 17 affiliated hospitals. In Alzheimer’s research in particular, the University is a world leader, with more promising drug candidates in the pipeline than any other institution.
Advancing National Priorities
TAU’s culture of social involvement is reflected in every activity of the campus, feeding off – and strengthening – the needs of Israeli society. Numerous scholarship programmes are ensuring that more and more young people from needy backgrounds and outlying communities have the chance to shine academically; faculty and alumni are filling a range of public and diplomatic roles; and outreach programmes are encouraging and boosting opportunity among underprivileged sectors.
Equality in Education
TAU is committed to supporting and nurturing higher education for all Israel’s minority groups as a vehicle for positive social change, including Israeli-Arabs. Currently 1,520 Israeli-Arab students are enrolled at TAU, receiving specialized social, emotional and academic support throughout their studies. Their numbers on campus have risen consistently over the past decade, and continue to increase yearly.
2 February 2017
Increasing access to higher education for Israel’s Arab citizens is an essential part of realising this population’s potential to contribute to Israel’s economic prosperity and improve socio-economic
17 September 2016
Geared toward third- and fourthgrade Jewish and Arab pupils, the program was launched with the Arab-Jewish Community Center in Jaffa and the Tel Aviv Municipality to respond to growing tensions resulting from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Its bimonthly meetings and classes are based on direct and structured contact, a curriculum that promotes mutual respect and acceptance of the “other,” and skill training that focuses on empathy and perspective-taking – understanding other people’s thoughts, feelings, desires, motivations and intentions.
21 October 2015
Israeli Arabs held a protest against “the daily executions against the daughters and sons of our Palestinian nation” by security forces at Entin Square in front of the main entrance to Tel Aviv University on Tuesday. The Arab-Jewish Hadash party and other Arab groups helped organize the event.
EVENT REPORT: The State of Education and Employment Among Arab Citizens of Israel with Dan Ben-David
9 June 2015
On 9 June the UK Task Force and Tel Aviv University Trust (TAUT) hosted a briefing with Dan Ben-David at UJIA, where he discussed the
EVENT REPORT: Enhancing Access to Higher Education ‒ lunch and discussion with Professor Edriss Titi
30 July 2014
The UK Task Force hosted a roundtable lunch and discussion with Professor Edriss Titi, from Israel’s Council for Higher Education (CHE), for the UK Friends