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Over 300 thousand students will study in the higher education system this year

Minister Bennett: Strengthening high-tech studies is essential for the country, for the high-tech industry and for the future of students

Illustration: Tulane Public Relations, AlbertHerring.
Illustration: Tulane Public Relations, Albert Herring.

The 62 academic year is expected to open in the 8 higher education institutions: 20 research universities, the Open University, 12 budgeted academic colleges, 21 off-budget colleges and XNUMX academic colleges of education.

In a statement from the MLA spokeswoman, Minister of Education and MLA Chairman Naftali Bennett said: "I wish all students in Israel an academic year full of challenges and self-fulfillment. We promise to give you the best tools for success and your job is to work hard, be creative and be a leader in research, in the community and later in the industry as well."

Bennett added in the announcement: "This year we will put a special emphasis on strengthening the high-tech tracks. The lack of engineers and computer science graduates in Israel is a chronic and strategic problem, and we are determined to solve it. We almost doubled the number of graduates of 5 mathematics units and now we will do the same in universities and higher education. It is essential for the country, for high-tech and for the future of students."

Chair of the Faculty of Education, Prof. Yaffe Zilbarschatz: "7 is the second year of the implementation of the multi-year program in the higher education system, which includes gradual increases of about NIS XNUMX billion. As part of the multi-year plan, there has been a considerable increase in the budgets of the educational institutions and the research funds. We will increase investments in high-tech and humanities courses, we will promote innovation in teaching, and internationalization in higher education, and we will also allow more students living in the periphery to integrate into Israel's academic excellence."

According to the announcement, the main points of the multi-year plan:

  1. Strengthening the research infrastructure - a gradual increase of about NIS 2 billion
  2. Integration of unique populations - a gradual addition of NIS 1.2 billion, including: Arabs, ultra-Orthodox, Ethiopians and residents of the periphery.
  3. Hi-tech - a gradual increase of NIS 700 million for the hi-tech professions
  4. Strengthening internationality - a gradual increase of NIS 300 million
  5. Innovation in teaching - a gradual increase of NIS 120 million

Data collection for the opening of the 2018/2017 academic year

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