Cultural Assets

Executive Summary



The humanities and arts encourage critical thinking and cultural dialogue, promote a vibrant democracy and strengthen diversity on campus and in civil society.


TAU’s Record:

  • Broad, pluralistic approach to the Humanities and Arts that includes underrepresented groups and involves the community
  • Offers unique programs, such as cognition and consciousness (philosophy and psychology) and the new Engineering and Humanities Program
  • Modern, inclusive approach to Jewish Studies–and a model for unity in the Jewish world
  • Has defined Israel’s artistic discourse for 60 years—TAU graduates are among Israel’s top artists and art educators and hold key positions in cultural institutions
  • Tisch Film and TV School among world’s top 15 film schools (Hollywood Reporter)
    • 80% of feature films produced in Israel have involved TAU students or alumni
    • Founder and organizer of the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festivalworld’s largest and among most prestigious


Latest Exciting Research:

Jewish Studies: Dr. Guy Stiebel, Archeology, brings the latest in biological and exact science methods to paint a new and more complete picture of life on Masada and among the Romans who besieged it.

Theater: One of the leading programs of its kind in the world, TAU’s Community Theater track gives voice and helps empower and rehabilitate prison inmates, at-risk youth, battered women and other marginalized groups in society.

Language: An expert in the emerging field of neurolinguistics, Dr. Einat Shetreet, Humanities, uses brain imaging and eye-tracking to discover the relationship between language skills and other cognitive abilities in children and adults.

History: Prof. Dalit Rom-Shiloni, Biblical Studies, is introducing the world’s first and only free-access database on nature imagery in the Bible, an invaluable source for learning about the plants, animals, landscape and climate of the ancient world.


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To support or receive more information about one of these projects, please contact your local TAU Friends Association or TAU’s Development and Public Affairs Division at +972-3-640-8249 or


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