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TAU to switch entirely to sustainable electricity within two years

In a first among Israeli academic institutions, the Green Campus Committee at Tel Aviv University (TAU) has released an external, comprehensive, and objective report that inspected and assessed all campus greenhouse gas emissions (both direct and indirect) as part of initial steps in a ten-year plan for reaching carbon neutrality. The report was prepared by… Read More

TAU ranked number one university in Israel and 116th worldwide

Tel Aviv University (TAU) has been ranked the #1 university in Israel and #116 in the world by the prestigious National Taiwan University (NTU) Rankings organization. Additionally, the Faculty of Medicine was ranked #92, up from #98 in last year’s ranking.  TAU’s George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences ranked #108 in the world, five… Read More

Professor Karen Avraham elected Dean of Tel Aviv University’s medical faculty

Professor Karen Avraham was selected last week as the next Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University (TAU). She is the first woman appointed to the position. Professor Avraham’s tenure begins on September 1, 2022. She previously served as Vice Dean for Pre-Clinical Affairs at the Faculty of Medicine. “Medicine is undergoing… Read More

Blavatnik Prizes for Computer Science awarded to doctoral fellows

The second annual Blavatnik Prizes for Outstanding Israeli Doctoral Students in Computer Science were awarded on June 8 to four recipients, in a ceremony at Tel Aviv University (TAU). With generous funding from the Blavatnik Family Foundation, the prizes were established to highlight excellent research by Israeli Ph.D. candidates in the field of computer science… Read More

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