Ariel University, originally established as a small college in 1982, was officially recognized as a full research university in 2012, making it Israel’s newest university. It is evolving into a major institution of research and higher education.
The university’s bold new spirit is flowing from the Land of Israel, the home of the Bible, into the heart of academia. Ariel University presents a fresh perspective on contemporary Zionism and strives to revive the values of nation-building through dedication to excellence in science and research and championing social challenges.
The immense potential of the Israeli people is creating a new generation of innovators with special attention to the absorption of new immigrants and Israeli scientists returning from abroad. Ariel University’s attachment to Israel is strengthened by a unique structured academic program for all students who can choose courses from a wide range of topics dealing with Jewish heritage and the Land of Israel.
Ariel University at a glance
15,000 students and 450 senior faculty members represent the full spectrum of Israeli society: Jews and Arabs, secular and observant, new immigrants and native-born Israelis.