Bar-Ilan University is the largest and fastest growing university in Israel, with a student population of approximately 33,917 (hailing from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds), at the main campus in Ramat Gan, and at the four regional colleges operating under its auspices – in the Jordan Valley, in Safed, in the western Galilee and in Ashkelon.
The university cultivates and combines Jewish identity and tradition with modern technologies and research. Aiming to excel in research, in recent years Bar-Ilan University has placed major emphasis on expanding its research activities and advanced studies, by substantially increasing the number of research students via Presidential and other scholarships. The university has also developed unique interdisciplinary study programs and has intensified research and instruction in fields that are at the forefront of sciences, such as computational biology, biotechnology, nanotechnology and more.
Since its inception, Bar-Ilan University has been aware of the complexity of Israeli society and its fundamental difficulties, and has taken steps to strengthen its involvement in the community by establishing branches (which, over the years, have become colleges) throughout the country. The university has thus brought academia to the periphery, and has supplied psychological and legal services to populations in need by granting scholarships to underprivileged students, by opening study programs for Bachelor’s degrees, for the religious Orthodox community and more.
Approximately 100,000 Bar-Ilan University alumni hold key positions in society, as well as in the public domain, in leading economic and security sectors, infusing the spirit of Jewish values, Jewish morals, intellectual values, ideological moderation and commitment to the community, which they have acquired at the university – in their respective domains and areas of activity.
Bar-Ilan University: a unique community of scientists who conduct themselves in accordance with the Jewish tradition, investing their energy and efforts into the integration of the old with the new, the ancient with the modern, the sacred with the mundane, the spiritual with the scientific.
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Together, we can teach at this great university the tolerance, Jewish identity, intellectual curiosity and scientific prowess needed to ensure Israel’s future.