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 conditions within the Arab community. Since the 1990s there has been a constant growth in rates of Arab students in higher education: In the 1999-2000 academic year 9.8% of higher education students were Arab citizens, which increased by 2015-2016 to 14.7%. However this number still is lower than … [Read more...]
The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is an academic research institute located on Kibbutz Ketura, accredited by Ben-Gurion University which brings Jews and Arabs together; Israelis, Palestinians, Jordanians and international students, and has 18 years of experience building bridges between peoples in the region. David Lehrer, Executive Director of the Arava Institute, spoke at an event in partnership with Ben Gurion University Foundation at ORT House about the work of the … [Read more...]
EVENT REPORT: Enhancing Access to Higher Education ‒ lunch and discussion with Professor Edriss Titi
Prof. Titi of Israel's Council for Higher Education at the Board of Deputies of British Jews. Photo by UK Task Force.
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 of Israeli Academic Institutions to learn about its strategy for enhancing access to higher education for Arab undergraduate students and explore opportunities for partnership. In 2012 Israel's Council for Higher Education (CHE) launched a Six-Year Plan to enhance access to higher education for Arab citizens. Increasing successful … [Read more...]