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President of European Parliament visits TAU

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola visited Tel Aviv University on May 22 to discuss critical global and regional issues with students in her first stop on a three-day visit to Israel. Metsola said she was “impressed by the engagement, the questions and ideas put forward by students. Always good to listen and discuss the future… Read More

Jerusalem Post profiles TAU President Professor Ariel Porat

Meet the man running Israel’s largest university Professor Ariel Porat is the dynamic president of Tel Aviv University By Alan Rosenbaum | The Jerusalem Post | May 5, 2022 The office of Ariel Porat, president of Tel Aviv University, tastefully furnished with comfortable black chairs, a gleaming brown conference table, a work desk and a… Read More

TAU awards honorary degree to New York Times journalist Jodi Kantor

In a ceremony held during the 2022 Board of Governors meeting, Tel Aviv University (TAU) awarded honorary degrees to 11 individuals and an organization, all of whom have made exceptionally positive impact on the world. The honorary degrees were awarded by the Chairwoman of TAU’s Board of Governors Dafna Meitar-Nechmad, TAU President Professor Ariel Porat,… Read More

Brain size determined survival chances among large animals

Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) and the University of Naples have examined the mass extinction of large animals over the past tens of thousands of years and found that extinct species had, on average, much smaller brains than species that survived. The researchers link the size of the brain (in relation to the body… Read More

Fruit bats are outstanding navigators, even by day

A new Tel Aviv University (TAU) study has found that fruit bats use their biological sonar during the day, even though their vision is excellent and would presumably eliminate the need for the bats to emit calls to the environment and use their echoes to locate objects (a process known as echolocation). The researchers believe… Read More