Tel Aviv University
|Tel Aviv University|
|אוניברסיטת תל אביב|
|Location||Tel Aviv, Israel|
Tel Aviv University (TAU) (Hebrew: אוניברסיטת תל־אביב Universitat Tel Aviv) is a public university located in Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel. With nearly 30,000 students, TAU is Israel's largest university.
Located in Israel's cultural, financial and industrial core, Tel Aviv University is a major center of teaching and research, comprising 9 faculties, 27 schools, 98 departments and 128 research institutes and centers. Its origins go back to 1956, when three research institutes – the Tel Aviv School of Law and Economics, the Institute of Natural Sciences, and the Institute of Jewish Studies – joined together to form the University of Tel Aviv. Initially operated by the Tel Aviv municipality, the university was granted autonomy in 1963. 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.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2012 placed Tel Aviv University among the world's top 90 universities. The ratings reflect an overall measure of esteem that combines data on the institutions' reputation for research and teaching. This achievement positioned TAU on the same level as Brown University in Rhode Island and Leiden University in the Netherlands.
In 2013 QS World University Rankings ranked Tel Aviv University 196th in the world, 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.
Ramat Aviv campus
- Katz Faculty of the Arts, including the Department of Film and Television, the oldest film and television higher learning institute in Israel, established in 1971
- David Azrieli School of Architecture
- Buchmann-Mehta School of Music
- Fleischman Faculty of Engineering
- Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences
- Entin Faculty of Humanities
- Buchmann Faculty of Law
- Wise Faculty of Life Sciences
- Sackler Faculty of Medicine
- Gordon Faculty of Social Sciences
- Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine
- Constantiner School of Education
- Porter School of Environmental Studies
- Shapell School of Social Work
- School for Overseas Students
- Unit of Culture Research
- Tel Aviv University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
- Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research
- Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas
- Joseph Kelman School of Education
- Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration – Business Administration school granting undergraduate degrees (Management and Accounting) and graduate degrees. The school has numerous programs for graduate degrees integrated with other business schools worldwide, such as the Executive MBA program with the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. In 2009 the Sofaer International MBA was launched as the faculty's one-year full-time English language program. Since 2003, Recanati School has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Relations with other universities
The Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law has exchange agreements with 24 overseas universities, including: University of Virginia, Cornell University, Boston University, UCLA, Bucerius (Germany), EBS (Germany), McGill (Canada), Osgoode Hall (Canada), Ottowa (Canada), Queens University (Queens), Toronto (Canada), Bergen (Norway), STL (China), KoGuan (China), Tsinghua (China), Jindal Global (India), University of Hong Kong, Singapore Management University, Monash (Australia), Sydney (Australia), Sciences Po (France), Seoul (South Korea), Lucern (Switzerland), and Bocconi (Italy). 
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 and live in Israel's most dynamic and internationalist city. 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.
Undergraduate programs include:
- B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering via the International Engineering School
- International B.A. degree in Liberal Arts and Humanities
Graduate programs include:
- M.A. in Political Science (Leadership, Communications and Elections)
- M.A. in Security and Diplomacy 
- Middle Eastern History
- Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible
- TESOL – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
- International Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation
- M.A. in Social Work with specialization in Crisis and Trauma Studies
- M.A. in Jewish Studies
- M.P.H. in Emergency and Disaster Management
- M.A. in Environmental Studies
- Sofaer International MBA
- Kellogg Recanati MBA
- M.A. in Migration Studies
- Interntional LL.M.
Notable faculty members (past and present) include:
- Yakir Aharonov, physicist
- Noga Alon, mathematician
- Yitzhak Arad, historian
- Shlomo Ben-Ami, historian, former Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Joseph Bernstein, mathematician
- Silvia Blumenfeld, curator of the fungi collection
- Guy Deutscher, physicist
- Yoram Dinstein, international law Professor Emeritus and former president of Tel Aviv University
- Uzi Even, chemist and political activist for LGBT rights
- Israel Finkelstein, archaeologist
- Raphael E. Freundlich, Biblical studies and Latin
- Ehud Gazit, nanotechnlogist, chief scientist - ministry of Science
- Benjamin Isaac, historian
- Joshua Jortner, physical chemist
- Shoshana Kamin, mathematician
- Asa Kasher, philosopher and authority on Ethics, author of IDF's Code of Conduct
- David S. Katz, historian
- Shaul Ladany, industrial engineering
- Fred Landman, semanticist
- Zvi Laron, paediatric endocrinologist
- Orna Lin, lawyer
- Vitali Milman, mathematician
- Moshé Mizrahi, Oscar winning film director
- Baruch Modan, oncologist
- Yuval Ne'eman (1925–2006), physicist, former minister of Science and Technology
- Abraham Nitzan, chemical physicist.
- Itamar Rabinovich, former Israeli ambassador to the United States and former president of Tel Aviv University
- Aviad Raz, sociologist
- Jacob Raz, East Asian studies 
- Tanya Reinhart (1943–2007), linguist
- Amnon Rubinstein, former Dean of Law, also former Education minister
- Ariel Rubinstein, economist
- Haim Rosen, Linguist
- Pnina Salzman, pianist and piano pedagogue
- Shlomo Sand, historian
- Leon Schidlowsky, composer
- Anita Shapira, historian
- Yacov Shamash, Engineer, Fellow of the IEEE
- Micha Sharir, mathematician
- Edna Shavit, drama
- Joshua Sobol, playwright, writer, and director
- Carlo Strenger psychologist, philosopher
- Leonard Susskind, physicist
- Boris Tsirelson, mathematician
- Jacob Turkel, Israeli Supreme Court Justice
- Lev Vaidman, physicist
- George S. Wise, first President of the University (1963–1971)
- Moshe Wolman, neuropathologist
- Amotz Zahavi, biologist
- Kennedy Otieno, criminologist
- Avi Weinroth, lawyer
- Dan Ariely
- Fouad Awad, theatre director
- Alon Bar, award-winning filmmaker
- Mohammad Barakeh, member of parliament and party leader
- Shlomo Ben-Ami, historian, former Minister of Foreign Affairs (Labor)
- Yochai Benkler, Co-Director of the Berkman Center, Harvard Law School
- Rebecka Belldegrun (born 1950), ophthalmologist and businesswoman
- Ran Cohen, former Minister of Housing
- Arie Eldad, far-rightist member of Knesset
- Israel Eliashiv, former Israeli Ambassador to Singapore
- Nancy Ezer, author and Professor of Hebrew in UCLA
- Yael S. Feldman (B.A. 1967), Abraham I. Katsh Professor of Hebrew Culture and Education and Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University
- Ari Folman, Cinematographer (Director of Waltz with Bashir)
- Tal Friedman (born 1963), comedian, actor and musician
- Amir Gal-Or, founder of the Infinity Group
- Benjamin Gantz, Chief of General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces.
- Dan Gillerman, former Israeli Ambassador to the UN, and Vice-President of the 60th UN General Assembly
- Tzachi Hanegbi, member of Knesset, former minister of Internal Security (Likud and Kadima)
- Michael Harris (academic), named the best Israeli in the field of academics, as one of "The 10 Most Successful Israelis in 10 Different Fields in the World" by Maariv (newspaper) in April 2012.
- Avi Hasson, current Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Economy
- Zvi Heifetz, former Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom
- Ron Huldai, current mayor of Tel-Aviv
- Benjamin Isaac, historian
- Moshe Kam, 49th President of IEEE
- Moshe Kaplinsky, Deputy Chief of the IDF General Staff
- Efraim Karsh, historian
- Rita Katz, terrorism analyst
- Dov Khenin, political scientist and member of Knesset
- Yosef Lapid, former vice premier, Minister of Justice and founder of the secularist Shinui party
- Keren Leibovitch, champion Paralympic swimmer
- Hanoch Levin (1943–99), dramatist, theater director, author and poet
- Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, former Chief of Staff and minister of Tourism and Transportation
- Moni Moshonov, (born 1951), actor and comedian
- Yitzhak Mordechai, former Minister of Defense and Transportation
- Abraham Nitzan, chemical physicist
- Daniella Ohad Smith, design historian
- Yitzhak Orpaz-Auerbach, author
- Ophir Pines-Paz, former Interior Minister (Labor)
- Haim Ramon, former Minister of Health and Justice (Labor and Kadima)
- Ilan Ramon (1954–2003), first Israeli astronaut
- Daniel Reisner, former Head of the International Law Branch of the IDF Legal Division
- Elie Rekhess, historian of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and faculty of Northwestern University
- Gideon Sa'ar, member of Knesset and Minister of Interior Affairs
- Adi Shamir, inventor of the RSA algorithm
- Simon Shaheen, musician
- Silvan Shalom, former minister of Finance and Foreign Affairs (Likud)
- Ariel Sharon (born 1928), former Prime Minister of Israel (Likud and Kadima)
- Yuval Tal, founder of Payoneer
- Gadi Taub (born 1965), historian, author, screenwriter, and political commentator
- Natan Yonatan (1923–2004), poet
- Poju Zabludowicz (born 1953), billionaire, philanthropist, and owner of Tamares Group
- Bat-Sheva Zeisler, singer and actress
- Abdel Rahman Zuabi, judge
- Ghil'ad Zuckermann, linguist
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