Facts and Figures

Tel Aviv University
  • Israel’s largest and most comprehensive research university, with 9 faculties and 125 schools and departments
  • Located in Tel Aviv, the high-tech, business and cultural center of the country
  • Founded in 1956
  • 130 research institutes, 400 labs and 3,500 projects annually
  • 30,000 students, of whom 14,000 are master’s and doctoral candidates
  • 14,000 international alumni
  • 1,000 senior faculty members and 1,400 affiliated physicians at 17 hospitals
  • More than 20 International programs (degree and non degree)
Tel Aviv University: World Rankings
  • TAU ranks 18th in the world, and 1st in Israel, for citation impact per faculty member in the 2013 QS rankings. According to "US World News Report," citations per faculty are the best understood and most widely accepted measure of research strength and faculty productivity at a university.
  • TAU also leads Israel and ranks 29th in the world among universities, for the number of patents filed, according to the 2013 WIPO report, which gives statistics for the year 2012. No other Israeli academic institutions made the cut of the world's 40 universities with the most patent output.
  • TAU is 75th place in the world, and first in Israel, in the number of research publications according to the 2013 Leiden Ranking, another objective measure of research strength and standing.
  • TAU ranks 16th among the world's top 100 universities for producing millionaires, according to data research company WealthInsight and business magazine Spear's.
  • Top 100 universities (2012 Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings)
  • 116th in the world (2013 NTU)
  • Top 101-150 universities (2013 Shanghai)
  •  199th place and second in Israel (2013 Times Higher Education World University Rankings).
  • 86th in the world (CWUR 2014 Ranking)
  • 11th in the world in Bioinformatics and 12th in Algorithms (Microsoft Academic Research)
  •  50 for Computer Science and Mathematics, and among top 100 for Exact Sciences, Engineering and Social Sciences (various rankings) Among top 

Tel Aviv University: Israel Rankings

  • 1st place in patents among academic institutions (and 29th in the world)
  • 1st place in the number of scientific publications
  • 1st place (and 18th in the world) in citation impact
  • 1st choice for students from among Israel’s 69 universities and colleges
  • 1st choice of graduates for Israeli employers
Tel Aviv University: Social Impact
  • 30 CEOs of Israel’s 100 leading companies are TAU graduates
  • Six government ministers are TAU graduates
  • 5 out of 11 Supreme Court Justices are TAU graduates
  • The Chief-of-Staff and the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are TAU graduates
Tel Aviv University Innovation
  • 2,400 patents filed to date
  • 65 spinoff companies generated, and over 180 license and option agreements concluded
  • 23 drug and medical therapies being developed right now
  • Recent innovations include: the world's largest capacity flash memory technology, technology for boosting energy performance of batteries and fuel cells, biosensors for
  • detecing cancer, toxins, and explosives


Israel ranks 4th in the world for innovation according to the 2013-14 Global Competitiveness Report issued by the World Economic Forum. It ranks 1st in the world for the quality of its research institutions.

According to the 2013 Global Innovation Index, a joint publication of Cornell University, INSEAD and WIPO, Israel ranks:

  • 1st place in the world for gross expenditure on R&D as a % of GDP
  • 3rd for knowledge and technology outputs
  • 8th for university-industry research collaboration
  • 10th for number of scientific and technical articles
  • 11th place for knowledge workers and knowledge creation
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