Swiss Friends of Tel Aviv University

Schweizer Freunde der Tel Aviv Universität

Swiss Friends of TAU 

Alain Picard, CEO

Ankerstrasse 16a

8004, Zurich

Tel: +41 43 322 02 03


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The Swiss Friends of Tel Aviv University are dedicated to promoting higher education in Israel and academic and cultural exchange between Switzerland and Israel. Switzerland has supported numerous initiatives at TAU, many of which have played a decisive role in the institution's growth and success.


The Swiss Friends place special emphasis on supporting projects in the fields of culture, the arts and social work. This includes support for TAU's Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, which works together in cooperation with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra to nurture Israel's future musical elite as well as students from around the world; the Elga Cegla Clinical Legal Education Program at the Buchmann Faculty of Law, which enable students, faculty members and lawyers to provide free legal services and social justice for marginalized groups in the area of human rights, refugee rights and criminal and social law; The "Child-Parent" Center aspires to empower the residents of Jaffa and especially their children by improving  the level of educational and professional achievements of children and youth and by enriching existing services available to them. TAU students from various  fields of study work closely with the center and support its aim, but also gain experience and practice; The TAU's Department of Film and Television, encourages young film-makers  to give voice to Israel's unique cultural and artistic identity. The Department is renowned for the impact it has had on molding Israeli cinema, for its commitment to improving the local television industry and for its international status as evidenced in numerous prizes awarded in film festivals.



President: Patrick Loeb-Meyer


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