"The Med League"

TAU spearheads elite global partnerships and programs
08 March 2022
Israeli student Nofar Califa (center) flanked by German students during TAU’s Germany Week in December 2021. Photo: Rafael Ben-Menashe

Tel Aviv’s standing as the capital of big ideas was bolstered in recent months with the launch of international programs and collaborations with leading institutions. The new initiatives are already attracting top students and researchers in a range of fields and are strengthening TAU’s reputation as the epicenter of a Middle Eastern Ivy League.


Strengthening Ties with Rutgers

TAU and Rutgers University inked a deal to enhance the existing partnership between the two universities and establish a TAU presence at the New Jersey Innovation & Technology Hub. 

The agreement will establish a joint research grant program that provides seed funding for up to five collaborative research projects, each with two principal investigators—one from Rutgers and one from TAU.

“Our growing partnership will not only benefit our students and faculty, but also our local economies and the people in our communities,” said Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway on a visit to TAU.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy joined the ceremony virtually.


Presidents Porat (left) and Holloway at TAU.


Shared Master’s Degree with Johns Hopkins

TAU’s Gordon Faculty of Social Sciences and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) have partnered to launch a cooperative degree. The two-year program will enable students to earn a Master of Arts in International Affairs at SAIS Europe, the school’s campus in Bologna, Italy, and an MA at Tel Aviv University International in one of the following English-taught degree programs: Conflict Resolution and Mediation, Cyber Politics and Government, Developing Countries, and Security and Diplomacy. Students will spend one year on each campus. The program will kick off in the 2022-23 academic year.


Interfaith Studies Center with Goethe University

In line with growing academic partnerships with Germany, TAU and Goethe University in Frankfurt established a Joint Center for Interfaith Studies. The new Center will promote research on religion, in particular the monotheistic faiths—a field in which both institutions specialize. The two universities will conduct joint research, hold academic conferences, and train students and researchers in the field.


First Online MBA at an Israeli University

TAU announced that it will launch a fully online MBA program at the Coller School of Management in spring 2022, marking the first time an Israeli university will offer this prestigious, in-demand format.


The Online MBA degree will be taught in English and will give outstanding students from around the globe the opportunity to learn from TAU’s renowned innovation ecosystem with no campus presence necessary. TAU ranks 5th in the world for producing entrepreneurs, and its MBA program ranks 13th globally.


On the Global Edge: Neuroscience, Management and Liberal Arts

TAU International introduced two new degree programs in the past year: the new master’s degree in neuroscience at the Sagol School of Neuroscience and a joint bachelor’s degree in management and liberal arts.



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