Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University
אוניברסיטת תל אביב
Motto Pursuing the Unknown
Type Public
Established 1956
President Joseph Klafter
Rector Yaron Oz
Principal Mordechai Kohen
Vice Presidents Raanan Rein
Yoav Hennis
Amos Elad
Students 30,373 (2013)
Undergraduates 15,715 (2013)
Postgraduates 11,577 (2013)
2,270 (2013)
Location Tel Aviv, Israel
Campus Urban
Colors Black and White
Affiliations UNIMED

Tel Aviv University (TAU) (Hebrew: אוּנִיבֶרְסִיטַת תֵּל-אָבִיב Universitat Tel Aviv) is a public research university in the neighborhood of Ramat Aviv in Tel Aviv, Israel. With over 30,000 students, the University is the largest in the country.

Located in 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.


TAU's origins date back to 1956, when three research institutes – the Tel Aviv School of Law and Economics (established in 1935), the Institute of Natural Sciences (established in 1931), and the Institute of Jewish Studies – joined together to form Tel Aviv University. Initially operated by the Tel Aviv municipality, the university was granted autonomy in 1963.[1] The Ramat Aviv campus, covering an area of 170-acre (0.69 km2), was established that same year.

The university also maintains academic supervision over the Center for Technological Design in Holon, the New Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo and the Afeka College of Engineering in Tel Aviv. The Wise Observatory is located in Mitzpe Ramon.

Academic Units

Life Sciences Building
School of Economics
Social Sciences Building
Environmental Studies Building
Leigh Engineering Faculty Boulevard
The Vladimir Schreiber Institute of Mathematics
Smolarz Auditorium


Independent schools:

Institutes and centers:

A full list of Tel Aviv University's over 130 research institutes and centers is available here

TAU International - English-taught programs

TAU International (formerly known as the School for Overseas Students) affords thousands of students from across the globe the opportunity to study at Tel Aviv University. All TAU International programs are conducted in English.

Programs include Semester or Year Abroad, Degree Programs, and Specialized Programs, such as the International LL.M at the Faculty of Law. Students in the Undergraduate or Semester Abroad Programs are given the option of housing at the Einstein Dorms, just outside the university.[2]

Undergraduate programs:

Graduate programs:

In May 2007, New York University and Tel Aviv University approved a plan to establish an NYU Study Abroad Campus in Israel based at Tel Aviv University.[5]


The Webb school of languages in Tel Aviv University

The Center for World University Rankings ranked Tel Aviv University 81st in the world and third in Israel in its 2016 CWUR World University Rankings.[6]

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2012 placed Tel Aviv University among the world's top 90 universities.[7] The ratings reflect an overall measure of esteem that combines data on the institutions' reputation for research and teaching.[8] This achievement positioned TAU on the same level as Brown University in Rhode Island and Leiden University in the Netherlands.[7]

In 2013 QS World University Rankings ranked Tel Aviv University 196th in the world,[9] making it the second-highest ranked university in Israel. Its subject rankings were: 202nd in Arts and Humanities, 295th in Engineering and Technology, 193rd in Life Sciences and Medicine, 208th in Natural Science, and 240th in Social Sciences and Management.

In 2016 QS World University Rankings ranked Tel Aviv University 22nd in the world for citations per faculty,[10] which is the indicator that measures a university's research impact.[11] This makes Tel Aviv University the leading university in Israel in terms of research.

In 2015 the Academic Ranking of World Universities ( Shanhai Ranking ) gave Tel Aviv University the following subject rankings: 20th in Computer Science, 51-75 in Mathematics, 76-100 in Physics and 76-100 Economics/Business. In 2016 it was ranked as 51-75 in Engineering.[12]

Relations with other universities

Tel Aviv University offers special programs of Jewish studies to teachers and students from the United States, France, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico. The programs are in English.

The Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law has exchange agreements with 35 overseas universities,[13] including: University of Virginia, Cornell University, Boston University, UCLA, Bucerius (Germany), EBS (Germany), McGill (Canada), Osgoode Hall (Canada), Ottawa (Canada), Kuwait University (Kuwait),Umm al-Qura University (Saudi Arabia)[14] Queens University (Queens), Toronto (Canada), Bergen (Norway), STL (China), KoGuan (China), Tsinghua (China), Jindal Global (India), University of Hong Kong, Singapore Management University, Stockholm University (Sweden), Monash (Australia), Sydney (Australia), Sciences Po (France), Seoul (South Korea), Lucern (Switzerland), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Bocconi (Italy) [15] and Madrid (Spain).[14]

In 2013, Tel Aviv University and Ruppin Academic Center jointly created a study center at the Mediterranean Sea, where students will undertake advanced studies of issues impacting the coastal environment and its resources.[16]

International cooperation

In Germany, Tel Aviv University cooperates with the Goethe-University in Frankfurt/Main. Both cities are linked by a long-lasting partnership agreement.[17]


Daniel Chamovitz

Notable faculty members (past and present) include:

Notable alumni

See also


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  2. "Undergraduate Programs". Retrieved November 24, 2010.
  3. "Tel Aviv University International School of Engineering". Retrieved November 24, 2010.
  4. "Tel Aviv University B.A. in Liberal Arts and Humanities". Retrieved January 31, 2012.
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-15. Retrieved 2008-04-13.
  6. "CWUR 2016". Center for World University Rankings. 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  7. 1 2 "Search | Times Higher Education (THE)". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 2016-02-04.
  8. "Search | Times Higher Education (THE)". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 2016-02-04.
  9. "QS World University Rankings". Topuniversities. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
  10. "Two Israeli universities rated among world's top 100 for research". The Jerusalem Post | Retrieved 2016-10-28.
  11. "QS World University Rankings – Methodology". Top Universities. 2016-08-22. Retrieved 2016-10-28.
  12. "Tel Aviv University | Academic Ranking of World Universities - 2016 | Shanghai Ranking - 2016". Retrieved 2016-10-28.
  13. "About TAU Exchange Program". Tel Aviv University.
  14. 1 2 "IE - List of Partner Institutions" (PDF). IE Business School. Retrieved 5 April 2014.
  15. "The Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University". April 17, 2008. Retrieved September 29, 2011.
  16. Sharon Udasin (January 30, 2013). "TAU and Ruppin college form studies center; Tel Aviv University, Ruppin Academic College form a multi-disciplinary studies center focusing on coastal environment.". The Jerusalem Post.
  17. International cooperation – Germany. Web page of Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main. Date accessed: 22. November 2012.
  18. "Finding Zen at the Heart of Tel Aviv". Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  19. Zabludowicz Collection. "People - About". Zabludowicz Collection. Retrieved 2016-02-04.

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