Tel Aviv University recently opened a School for Neurosciences that incorporates seven of the university’s nine faculties. The university’s extensive use of interdisciplinary research and teaching has given it a unique place among Israeli universities.
“It is something that comes naturally among scientists and if there is encouragement from the top, it only helps,” said Joseph Klafter, the university’s president and himself an award-winning chemist.
Hebrew swallows Arabic and Russian in Israel! Linguist Elana Shohamy of Tel Aviv University talks about the Israeli government's 'benign neglect' of Arabic and the fate of Yiddish, Russian and other 'language victims.' (In two parts)
Israeli scientists in universities across the country have been forging ahead in recent months with new innovations in medicine and technology that could lead to breakthroughs.
Professor Shimon Efrat of Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine, along with graduate students Holger Russ and Yael Bar, have developed a way to cultivate healthy human beta cells in the laboratory and implant them into diabetes patients. They are now working to convince the body to accept these cells — a move that could pave the way to a new and simpler form of diabetes treatment.