Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Ramat Gan
The University, founded in 1955, comprises the Faculties of Natural Sciences, Life Sciences, the Humanities and Social Sciences, Jewish Studies, and the Department of Law. Bar-Ilan houses the largest Israeli Schools of Education and Social Work, as well as one of the best faculties of Jewish Studies worldwide.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Beer Sheva
Israel's newest university was founded in 1969 at Beer Sheva. Currently it is an important center of science and research, comprising faculties for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Engineering, and Natural Sciences. The focus is on desert research, biotechnology, nano science, water research, and water technology.
The Technion was already founded in 1912, but started its academic and research program first in 1924. It comprises 18 faculties with 40 research centers and institutes for technical, natural science, and medical subjects. The Technion is the dominant training and research facility in Israel.
Tel Aviv University (TAU), Tel Aviv
The University in Tel Aviv was founded in 1956 and comprises nine faculties, namely Engineering, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Bio Sciences, Medicine, Humanities, Law, Social Sciences, Art, and Management. The main focuses of TAU are on nano science, biophysics, bioinformation technology, stem cell research, and renewable energy.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Jerusalem
The HUJI was founded in 1918. It comprises seven faculties covering all relevant areas of science, 12 academic and about 100 research institutes. It has a number of centers of excellence and is ranked as one of the 100 best universities in the world. 30% of all civilian scientific research at Israeli universities and research facilities is conducted at the HUJI.
University of Haifa, Haifa
The University of Haifa was founded in 1963. It currently accommodates six faculties: The Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Education, Law, Social Work and Health, as well as Natural Sciences and Science Education.
Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Rehovot
The research institute was founded in 1934 as the Daniel Sieff Institute and ranks among the leading institutions worldwide in respect of fundamental research in all areas of natural and exact sciences. The WIS comprises five faculties: Mathematics, Information Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biology.
Open University of Israel
The distance learning University of Israel was founded in 1976 and offers a range of subjects comparable to those offered at the country's other universities. The degrees awarded are a Bachelor (B.A.), a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and a Master (M.A.).