Academic Excellence at TAU
Tel Aviv University is consistently ranked as one of Israel's top educational establishments. In the 2012 Times Higher Education survey, which evaluated 17,500 universities worldwide, TAU was placed in the top 100 research institutions in the world, receiving the same ranking as Brown University in the United States and the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. The groundbreaking research the university has promoted and sponsored has been recognized by prestigious academic award committees and has benefitted countless people worldwide.
One of TAU's top academic priorities is fostering interdisciplinary attitudes across all fields of research, in the sciences, arts and humanities. It has established several centers dedicated to bringing researchers from different fields together and encouraging them to share their knowledge and develop new understandings and methodologies to benefit society. From neuroscience to the study of culture, TAU has been at the forefront of the increasing global trend of blending rather than segregating disciplines.
Tel Aviv University has the greatest research output of all Israeli universities and the highest citation rate relative to its staff. In 2011 TAU was ranked 14th in the world in citations per staff member, the highest ranking of any Israeli university.
Additionally, each year several of TAU's faculty members are chosen to receive the Israel Prize – the most prestigious award bestowed by the Israeli government, meant to recognize excellence in academia or exceptional contributions to Israeli culture.