IntroductionFrom scriptural times to the present day, Israel has long attracted visitors with its Mediterranean climate and alluring sights. Its landscapes are also renowned for their diversity which means that there is something for everyone- fertile valleys, deserts, and mountains can all be found, while the Mediterranean coastlines, Sea of Galilee, Red Sea, and Dead Sea offer both seaside resorts and unique geological sights. There is always something happening and something to cater to every taste which makes Israel a beacon for students. While Jerusalem is the nation’s capital, Tel Aviv is, undoubtedly, its most cosmopolitan and liberal space and home to corporate offices, young entrepreneurs, and a bustling nightlife. The Tel Aviv University is located in this 24-hour city although there are nine other universities spread across the holy land. Below, we take a look at 3 of the best universities in Israel as follows:1. Technion Israel Institute of TechnologyLocated in the city of Haifa, this is Israel’s biggest engineering and science university.
It is comprised of 18 faculties that offer dozens of graduate courses and about 50 undergraduate courses, covering the main engineering and science disciplines and associated fields such as computer science, medicine, and architecture. The Technion Israel Institute of Technology is renowned for the research that it conducts in fields such as energy, stem cell science, nanotechnology, space science, and biotechnology. 2. Tel Aviv University (TAU)Founded in 1956, TAU is not only Israel’s largest institution of research and higher learning, but its most comprehensive as well.
It offers 125 departments and schools across the spectrum of arts and humanities, sciences; 128 research centers; and Israel’s biggest teaching and bio-medical research complex. At the core of the academic culture in Tel Aviv University is interdisciplinary collaboration which explains why the university also leads in the impact and number of research publications. With more students opting to study at TAU than at any other college and university in Israel, it is little wonder that its graduates are the most sought after in their respective professional fields.3.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI)Founded 30 years before the establishment of the state of Israel, HUJI is the second oldest institution in the country and counts Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein among the members of its first Board of Governors. Its main campus is located in north-eastern Jerusalem (Mount Scopus). In total, about 25,000 students study in the institution’s 14 schools and 7 faculties, which include faculties of dental medicine; medicine; mathematics and science; law; and a business administration school. The university also offers a number of free courses online (e.g. modern Hebrew poetry) thus giving students a chance to experience what it may be like to study there through its online course platform- Coursera.