About The Lowy International School

Welcome to Tel Aviv University’s global home


The Lowy International School is Tel Aviv University’s (TAU’s) home for global academic collaboration, and for international degrees and programs. Welcoming about 2,500 international students each year from over 100 countries, we also oversee partnerships with more than 280 academic institutions in 46 countries and work with faculties across TAU to foster collaborations. Additionally, we nurture global citizenship opportunities for our local TAU students and community.


In 2022, Australian-Israeli businessman Sir Frank Lowy gifted $18 million for the creation of the Lowy International School.  The school is dedicated to the memory of Sir Lowy’s late wife, Shirley Lowy, who improved – and continues to improve – many lives as a result of her philanthropic work and support for education. 



Our Mission


The mission of The Lowy International School is to bring Tel Aviv to the world and the world to Tel Aviv. 

We are dedicated to:


  • Providing a global home for students and researchers at TAU;
  • Connecting our local TAU community with international peers;
  • Advancing meaningful scholarship and learning in an ever-changing academic arena; 
  • Helping local and international students succeed in a globalized world; 
  • Promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion
  • Showcasing TAU’s talent and potential.



Key Focus Areas


Study with Us

At the Lowy International School, there are many ways to study with our world-renowned faculty, including through scholarships. We offer more than 20 international undergraduate and graduate degree programs ranging from engineering and neuroscience to the Liberal Arts, as well as summer, language, study abroad and exchange programs. 



We oversee dozens of research partnerships with top academic institutions in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East. The Lowy School supports a variety of research programs and opportunities, including through the Lowy Distinguished Guest Professors fund – a financial framework for bringing eminent academics and researchers to TAU. 



The Lowy International School works directly with universities around the world to support joint teaching & degree opportunities, as well as mobility programs. We are always happy to discuss new academic collaboration opportunities and welcome visitors to TAU.





The Lowy International School is led by Prof. Milette Shamir, vice president of international affairs at Tel Aviv University (TAU). The director of the school is Maureen Meyer Adiri.


Daphna Shmilovitz is the associate director and oversees student affairs. Sharon Ziv Kafri oversees all international academic partnerships, while Roy Robinson oversees North American engagement, and Konstantin Platanov is responsible for Asia engagement. Orit Coty is the director of marketing and recruitment.  


To learn more about us and the work we do, visit our team page. 



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