Tel Aviv University

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Tel Aviv University ( TAU ) (Hebrew: אוניברסיטת תל־אביב‎ Universitat Tel Aviv ) is Israel’s largest and most comprehensive institution of higher learning, with nine faculties and more than 125 departments spanning the sciences, humanities and arts. Ranking in the top 20 universities in the world in scientific citations and among the 100 top international universities, it attracts students from around the globe. It is well known and respected for cross-disciplinary research; among the 3,500 research projects advanced annually are collaborations among Biblical archaeologists and nanoscientists, neurologists and management researchers, and Asian philosophy specialists and scholars of Jewish studies. Scientists team with pharmaceutical companies such as Johnson & Johnson to develop practical applications for the discoveries made in the University’s labs; 25 new drug and therapies for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, diabetes and other major diseases are being developed now through Ramot, the University’s commercialization arm. Notable alumni include Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli astronaut; Zvi Heifetz, former Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom; and Yosef Lapid, former Israeli vice premier. Through VirtualTAU, the portal for online instruction for the University of Tel Aviv, you can enroll in fascinating online courses such as What a Plant Knows, a scientifically valid look at what plants “see” and “feel”; The Fall and Rise of Jerusalem; and The Emergency of the Modern Middle East.

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