TAU Welcomes Students at Start of New Academic Year

Campus comes alive with 29,000 new and returning enrollees
30 October 2016

To view photos of the first day of school, visit the Global TAU Facebook page


The 2016-17 academic year kicked off with an enrollment of 29,000 students, maintaining TAU’s standing as the largest university in Israel. Of these, an impressive 56% are women. 40 new faculty members have been recruited from top academic institutions around the world, the majority of who are returning Israeli post-doctoral students. The discipline in highest demand at undergraduate level this year is computer science with 2,180 enrollees, followed by electrical engineering, with 1,799. Among the exciting new programs on offer are a digital media program at the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television and an Honors Program in Engineering and the Humanities.


New this year on campus is the TAU Center for Civic Impact, a unique program encouraging civic leadership and community action among undergraduate students and part of the University’s commitment to serving the wider community. Run by the Unit for Social Involvement of the Ruth and Allen Ziegler Student Services Division, the program comprises specially-designed programs addressing major challenges in Israeli society today, among them: democracy, transparency, inequality, the elderly and Holocausts survivors. Students will be matched with one of the 100 partnering NGOs that are providing crucial services and leading social change in Israel. Students will engage in a range of activities like working with disadvantaged populations, professional internships in NGOs, policy making, applied research, social entrepreneurship and more.


Photo: Michal Roche Ben-Ami

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