Research at Tel Aviv University
Trailblazing interdisciplinary solutions for multi-dimensional challenges
In a rapidly changing and ever-more complex world, Tel Aviv University promotes interdisciplinary solutions for multi-dimensional challenges. Possibilities for cross-disciplinary collaboration are infinite: Biblical archaeologists are working with nano material scientists; neurologists with management researchers; and East Asian philosophy experts with scholars of Jewish studies. Altogether, researchers advance some 3,500 projects annually across TAU’s nine faculties and 125 institutes. Research teams publish rigorous, widely-cited studies that redefine and expand classic areas such as law, economics, and management, as well as drive forward interdisciplinary fields such as bioinformatics, nanotechnology, neuroscience, environmental studies, and Jewish studies.
TAU runs Israel’s largest bio-medical research and teaching framework with 1,400 scientist-clinicians at 17 affiliated hospitals serving over two million people. Our scientists are teaming up with pharmaceutical companies like Johnson & Johnson to develop new drugs and medical technologies. Ramot at Tel Aviv University Ltd., TAU's commercialization arm, ensures that discoveries made in TAU labs are quickly translated into practical, often life-saving applications. To date, Ramot has registered 1,200 patents, averaging 75 new patent applications per year — leading to the establishment of 65 start-ups and over 200 licenses and option agreements with commercial partners. Twenty-five new drugs and medical therapies for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, cancer, diabetes and other major diseases are in the Ramot development pipeline right now.