Israel's largest and most comprehensive institution of higher learning, Tel Aviv University (TAU) is home to over 30,000 students studying in nine distinct faculties and in over 125 schools and departments across the spectrum of the natural and physical sciences, humanities and the arts.
Tel Aviv University is situated in Israel's cultural, financial and technological capital, and the institution shares the city’s unwavering spirit of openness and modernization. Among other benefits, TAU boasts a campus life as dynamic and diverse as the metropolis itself, making Tel Aviv the city and Tel Aviv the university essentially one and the same, both serving as thriving Mediterranean centers of plurality and discovery.
Consistently ranked in the top 20 in the world in terms of scientific citations and among the top 100 universities internationally in that category, Tel Aviv University is typically the first choice among Israeli students, and its graduates are some of the most sought after by Israeli companies. Global in outlook and impact, TAU advances teaching and research to the point that the school actually tends to break down the walls between the two disciplines, striving to address the twenty-first century's most pressing challenges through bold and interdisciplinary solutions.
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Tel Aviv University is Israel's leading center of higher learning, providing an education for thousands of the country’s—and the world’s—best students. The renowned institution is both dynamic and multidimensional, with a strong and reputable focus on all of the following areas:
Attracting the brightest minds from across the country and around the globe, Tel Aviv University is distinguished by its relentless and fierce emphasis on excellence and its pioneering, multidisciplinary approach to education.
Tel Aviv University is one of Israel's most important research centers, engaged in more than 5,000 innovative projects each year—across a variety of classic disciplines and in cutting-edge fields ranging from bioinformatics to nanotechnology. Because of the school’s research efforts, more than 150 of the world's leading academic and corporate institutions regularly conduct joint programs on the TAU campus.
Tel Aviv University strives to help shape Israel's societal and cultural future, opening the doors of knowledge and opportunity to all who enter its gates. The faculty and students of the university are collectively part of the daily fabric of life in the city of Tel Aviv, reaching out to the community in innumerable ways — from social welfare programs to legal clinics; from dental care centers to community theater programs; and from adult education seminars to urban renewal projects.
In the fields of science, business, medicine, the humanities, government, the arts and the art of scholarship, Tel Aviv University has consistently proved itself as a leader in the community — expanding and enriching the shared future of all of its citizens.
Tel Aviv University: Facts and Figures
Below we have listed just a few of the key facts and figures associated with Tel Aviv University:
- Tel Aviv University was founded in 1956.
- The university is the largest and most comprehensive research university in Israel, supporting 9 faculties and just over 125 schools and departments.
- TAU is located in the bustling and very diverse city of Tel Aviv, the high-tech, business and cultural center of the country.
- The school is home to 130 research institutes, 400 labs and 3,500 sponsored research projects annually.
- Of the 30,000 students currently studying at Tel Aviv University, 14,000—almost half—are pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees.
- Tel Aviv University boasts 14,000 international alumni.
- The university employs some 1,000 senior faculty members and nearly 1,400 affiliated physicians at 17 hospitals.
- Tel Aviv University sponsors over 20 international programs, leading to diploma and other certifications, as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Information for International Students
For students interested in embarking on the academic and cultural journey of a lifetime, Tel Aviv University—and the city of Tel Aviv itself—have everything they need to be successful. Both the school and the community serve as places in which ancient history meets cutting-edge innovation, and where academic excellence is second only to community involvement.
In charge of these international study abroad and student exchange programs is the university’s Office for International Studies, also known as TAU International.
TAU International offers English-taught programs that give students prime access to the best of the university’s top-tier academic programs and provides them with close connections to institutions and companies, both in Israel and worldwide. Students who opt to study here will have the opportunity to enjoy everything the university has to offer in a Mediterranean city that never stops growing.
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Four decades ago, Tel Aviv University first opened its gates to accomplished students who came from all over the world to embark on a remarkable personal and academic journey. Since that time, Tel Aviv University has consistently ranked as one of the top institutions of higher learning across the globe. As a world-class academic institution, many members of its faculty have won international recognition and awards and are generally considered distinguished leaders in their respective fields of research.
Through TAU International, Tel Aviv University has enriched the lives of more than 15,000 international students, allowing them to reach new pinnacles of scholarly and personal success. The thousands of students who have completed this overseas study-abroad program have not only received a superior education, they also gained newfound insight into the world’s ever-expanding globalization and learned to live as true citizens of the world.
Open to the entire university community, the TAU International Office is the central meeting place and support hub for international students, scholars, and visitors during their time in Tel Aviv. It is here where they can learn about the school’s rich selection of English-taught programs; their diverse undergraduate & graduate degrees offerings; their renowned exchange programs; and the intensive language courses, covering both English and Hebrew.
The welcoming team at the TAU International Office is always present to assist new and prospective international students, helping them get acclimated to their new environment and complementing their academic experience with an array of helpful services and activities.
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