Colleges in Israel see rise

December 8, 2006

Some of Israel's colleges are experiencing a dramatic increase in the number of students registering this year while university enrolments have fallen 1.3 per cent, according to the country's chief statistician, writes Helena Flusfeder.

Winners include academic colleges, teacher-training colleges and other non-academic colleges, either funded by the Ministry of Education or privately run.

At the Lifschitz College for Education in Jerusalem, a religious teacher-training college, the number of new students was triple that of last year, according to David Koren, the college's pedagogic co-ordinator.

Dr Koren attributed the increase to the college's tuition fees, which are lower than those at most universities, and to its teaching environment, which is not research-led, as most universities are.

Against the trend of declining student enrolments in universities, the number of applications at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have risen by 15 per cent over last year, according to its rector, Haim Rabinowitch.

"We are limited as to the number we can take in each year to 19,171 students, including undergraduate and masters students, but not including PhDs.

"In a democratic state, everyone is entitled to get higher education, but not everyone is qualified - people can get a better education [than before] in programming, economics and business studies at the colleges," Professor Rabinowitch said.

Please Login or Register to read this article.

Register to continue

Get a month's unlimited access to THE content online. Just register and complete your career summary.

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments
Please Login or Register to read this article.


Featured jobs

Lecturer in Sports Communications and Marketing

St Marys University, Twickenham

Category Manager

Durham University

Early Morning Supervisor

St Marys University, Twickenham