Tel Aviv University News

Professor Neta Ziv appointed Equality and Diversity Commissioner at TAU

Tel Aviv University announced the formation of a new Equality and Diversity Commission to be led by Professor Neta Ziv. The new Commission, which will report directly to the University President, will deal with all aspects of equality and diversity on campus, including gender, Arabs, first-generation university students, people with disabilities, the LGBT community, members… Read More

Former TAU President named as a top ten computer scientist of the last decade

Professor Zvi Galil, who served as TAU President from 2007–2009, has been named the seventh most influential computer scientist of the past decade by Academic Influence, a team of academics and data scientists who provide an objective, influence-based ranking for the people, schools, and disciplinary programs that make up higher education. His name appears among… Read More

Dafna Meitar-Nechmad selected to be next Chair of TAU’s Board of Governors

The Search Committee of Tel Aviv University (TAU) has unanimously recommended the appointment of Dafna Meitar-Nechmad as the next Chair of the TAU Board of Governors (BOG). After serving for three years as Co-Chair of the TAU Global Campaign, Meitar-Nechmad will replace Professor Jacob A. Frenkel, who will be completing two four-year terms as Chair… Read More

Dan David Prize honors Dr. Anthony Fauci for public health leadership

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), has been awarded a 2021 Dan David Prize. The internationally renowned prize, headquartered at Tel Aviv University (TAU), annually awards three prizes of $1 million each to globally inspiring individuals and organizations. The Prize honors outstanding contributions that expand knowledge of… Read More

AFTAU earns four-star rating from Charity Navigator for eighth consecutive year

American Friends of Tel Aviv University (AFTAU) — a nonprofit organization that is the fundraising arm of Tel Aviv University (TAU) in the United States — has been awarded the coveted four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized third-party evaluator of charities. AFTAU earned the prestigious recognition for the eighth consecutive year, a… Read More

TAU professor wins prestigious Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists in Israel

Professor Yossi Yovel, Associate Professor of Zoology at Tel Aviv University (TAU), is one of three Laureates to be awarded 2021 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel by the Blavatnik Family Foundation, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Professor Yovel was recognized for his work in… Read More

Professor Ariel Porat wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Professor Ariel Porat, President of Tel Aviv University and former Dean of its Buchmann Faculty of Law, has been named the winner of the 2020 European Association of Law and Economics (EALE) Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the first Israeli scholar to win the award. The Association grants the EALE Award and honorary membership in… Read More