Ariel University is Israel’s newest research university and prides itself on a strong emphasis on life science and engineering research to meet the needs of Israel’s hi-tech industries. Ariel University aspires to be at the forefront of innovative research to advance Israel’s economic and social development, drawing on the immense potential of the Israeli people.
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.
With over 16,000 students, including many international post-doctoral fellows, and over 400 faculty members, Ariel University represents the full spectrum of Israeli society: Jews and Arabs, secular and observant, new immigrants and native-born Israelis.
The faculties of Ariel University include Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences and Humanities, as well as Schools of Architecture and Communications which offer B.A., B.Sc., B.Ha., B.Tech, and B.Arch studies.
As any student who has experienced a rich campus life would likely agree, the quality of a campus is measured not only by the quality of its academics but also by the social life it offers.
Wherever there are students, there are social activities. AU’s active student union sponsors numerous events during the school year – from the opening of the academic semesters to the annual Purim party, and climaxed by Student Day events held just before exams at the end of the academic year.
As a Zionist goal, a significant percentage of new Olim integrated into both faculty and students, and more than 10% of students are new Olim from a variety of diasporas. The continued rapid growth, while striving for academic excellence, establishes the status of Ariel University as the eighth research University in the State of Israel.