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Bar-Ilan University faculty and students are making discoveries and developing strategies that have world wide impact. This section contains information on the university’s ground-breaking achievements.

Transformative $260M Gift to Bar-Ilan University Will Drive Technological Resilience

Bar-Ilan President Professor Arie Zaban announced than an anonymous donor has gifted $260M to Bar-Ilan, the largest bequest ever to the university, and one of the largest donations ever made to an Israeli university.

BIU Archaeologists Uncover New Insights At Home Of Goliath

Archaeologists from Bar-Ilan University have uncovered new insights into the ancient Philistine rituals at the site of Tell es-Safi in Israel, believed to be the biblical city of Gath, home of Goliath.

How A Bar-Ilan Course Overcame the Darkness of October 7th

In a deeply poignant recount, a student shares their transformative experience in Bar-Ilan University's "Jewish-Arab Interreligious Dialogue" course amidst the tensions following the October 7, 2023, invasion by Hamas.

Undersea Dig Demonstrates How Resilient Ancient Humans Were To Climate Change

A recent joint archaeological study challenges previous assumptions about ancient settlements during the 8.2ka event, a period of significant climate cooling around 8,200 years ago.

Using AI To Map Areas At Risk For Wildfires

A BIU study, utilizing machine learning algorithms like Logistic Regression, Random Forest, and XGBoost, specifically analyzed the 2007 wildfires in Greece.

BIU Study Finds Physics Can Solve Key Challenges Facing AI

Researchers at Bar-Ilan University have found that physics, specifically power-law scaling—a concept used to explain phenomena ranging from earthquakes to linguistics—could help tackle significant challenges in artificial intelligence (AI).

Medical AI Startup Led By BIU Professors Raises $15M In Funding

Opmed.ai, an AI optimization platform for healthcare developed by Dr. Mor Brokman Meltzer, Prof. Baruch Barzel of Bar-Ilan University, and Avi Paz, has successfully raised $15M in Series A funding.

Opinion: The Gaza Terror Offensive

The detailed analysis by Dr. Eado Hecht outlines a complex situation involving Israel, Iran, and Hamas, along with other regional actors, reflecting an intensification of military and geopolitical dynamics in the Middle East.

Bar-Ilan Researchers Find That Better Routes Lead To Better AI

Researchers from Bar-Ilan University have published findings in Scientific Reports that suggest improving AI by making global decisions, rather than just adding more layers to deep learning (DL) architectures, can enhance performance significantly. The study, led by Prof. Ido Kanter, shows that choosing the most influential paths to outputs in DL systems can outperform traditional […]