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Bar Ilan University
Ramat Gan Israel

Bar Ilan University is the second largest academic institution after the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. It is located in the city of Ramat Gan part of the Greater Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area.




Bar Ilan University Tradition of Excellence

Bar Ilan University Tradition of Excellence


Conceived in America

It was conceived in 1950 by a group of Jewish Americans, and founded in 1955 by an American Rabbi Professor Pinkhos Churgin. It was described by the New York Times as an important link between the new State of Israel and the United States of America.

It was named after Rabbi Meir Bar Ilan (formerly Berlin) who served as an inspiration for the founding of this institution.

Even though he was an orthodox Rabbi, he believed that there is room for a University providing secular academic studies together with the religious Torah learning.

It has about 27,000 students including those of the affiliated colleges, and 1,400 faculty members

Its purpose is "To blend tradition with modern technologies and scholarship, and teach the compelling ethics of Jewish heritage to all... to synthesize the ancient and modern, the sacred and the material, the spiritual and the scientific”



Bar Ilan campus near Givat Shmuel in Ramat Gan Israel

Bar Ilan campus near Givat Shmuel in Ramat Gan Israel


Great Changes during the years

It all started as a Jewish Religious institution and almost all students were religious, but it has changed during the years to a more open approach and today bar Ilan University is open to non religious Jew and many Arabs

Archaeology has a high priority here and Bar Ilan has partnered with the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot in a joint Archaeological Science program.

Bar Ilan offers a BA Program taught entirely in English for the benefit of those English speaking students that want to spend some time studying in Israel.




Bar Ilan University

Faculty of Jewish Studies

  • Bible Studies
  • Hebrew & Semitic Languages
  • Jewish History
  • Contemporary Jewry Studies
  • Jewish Thought
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Land of Israel Studies & Archaeology
  • Jewish Art
  • Literature of the Jewish People
  • Talmud & Jewish Oral Law




Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Business Administration
  • BA in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
  • Political Studies
  • School of Communication
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Social Work
  • Criminology
  • Sociology & Anthropology
  • Education
  • Geography & Environment
  • Management
  • International MBA
  • MHA - Master of Health Administration
  • Logistics Management
  • Integrated Studies in Social Sciences



Faculty of Exact Sciences

  • Computer Science
  • Optometry
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics

Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee

Faculty of Law



Faculty of Life Sciences

  • The Mina & Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences
  • BioMedIn
  • Biotechnology
  • Computational Biology – Bioinformatics
  • Biophysics
  • Ecology & Plant Sciences
  • Immunology & Cancer Research
  • Microbiology & Virology
  • Neurobiology
  • Structural & Computational Biology
  • Cellular & Developmental Biology



Faculty of Humanities

  • Information Science
  • The Graduate Program in Creative Writing
  • Translation and Interpreting Studies
  • English Literature & Linguistics
  • Linguistics in Clinical Research Program
  • French Studies
  • Arabic
  • English as a Foreign Language
  • Classical Studies
  • Music
  • Asian Studies Program
  • General Philosophy
  • Multidisciplinary B.A. in the Humanities



Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Brain Sciences
  • Nanotechnology
  • Hermeneutics and Cultural Studies Progam
  • Conflict Management and Negotiation
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Gender Studies

Advanced Torah Studies

  • The Ludwig and Erica Jesselson Institute for Advanced Torah Studies
  • The Beit Midrash for Men (Kollel)
  • The Midrasha for Women



Interdisciplinary Studies

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