Who is building Israel’s future? YOU ARE…by supporting the next generation of students at Tel Aviv University.
Every contribution to this Campaign will go towards full or partial scholarships for talented students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
It’s often said that Israel’s greatest natural resource is the brain-power of its people — but the skills needed for leadership don’t just happen. They are carefully shaped and nourished by a first-rate education.
That’s why TAU graduates and faculty can be found at the helm of Israel’s leading companies, in the top echelons of public service, and on the cutting edge of science and technology. And why your contribution today will have such an important impact on tomorrow, helping to forge the leaders of the next generation.
When you commemorate a special or solemn occasion with a donation to Tel Aviv University, you honour the recipient with a unique gift — a gift that expresses your passion for scholarship and the joy of learning.
We’ll send a certificate to whomever you designate indicating that you have made a commemorative gift to Tel Aviv University.
Your thoughtfulness will be greatly appreciated.
Every gift — no matter what the size — helps the University continually expand its ground-breaking teaching and research activities, and ensure equal accessibility to our study programs for students from a diverse array of backgrounds. By making a gift to TAU, you join thousands of donors from across the globe who are together making a substantial contribution to the future of not only Tel Aviv University, but the State of Israel itself.
Make BIG ideas a reality in Israel & worldwide
Join TAU’s $1 billion Global Campaign
FIVE AREAS WHERE YOU CAN MAKE THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE
Sixty years since the University’s founding, we find ourselves at a turning point in history. TAU has established itself as an influential institution that consistently ranks among the world’s best. But we’ve only started to tap our potential.
We have the talent – committed, ingenious students and faculty from all disciplines who pursue out-of-the-box thinking.
The Global Campaign is the means to their success. Donations will provide our researchers and students with modern, spacious, state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and resources that will inspire curiosity and nourish brilliance.
We can pursue these goals incrementally as we have for the past 60 years, or give the University a billion dollar boost to realize its change-making role in just one decade.
By partnering with TAU’s Global Campaign, donors can spark curiosity and initiate exciting pursuits so that the next creative, disruptive ideas benefiting the world will come out of TAU and Israel.
As a small, struggling country, Israel had to be inventive and stretch limited resources. Today, Israel is known as an innovation powerhouse.
Nothing represents this spirit of creativity, resourcefulness and inventiveness more than Tel Aviv University. But this is only the start.
Business: Dr. Dino Levy, Management & Neuroscience, uses EEG and other brain measurements to reveal the physiological basis of consumer choices – knowledge that could guide future product designs and marketing methods.
Defense: Prof. Yossi Yovel, Zoology, studies bat sonar abilities for applications in robots and drones; now the Israeli military is interested in the idea for navigating through unknown environments.
Medicine: Prof. Tal Dvir, Microbiology, Materials Science & Nano, is developing smart biomaterials for eventual 3D printing of human heart, brain and spinal cord tissue.
Nano-optics: Prof. Tal Ellenbogen, Electrical Engineering, is pioneering real ‘bionic vision’ – a new class of contact lenses that could enhance vision beyond its natural ability as well as correct visual disorders.
Climate change and other environmental developments are rapidly damaging our planet. Protecting the environment is not a cause or goodwill endeavor: it is an imperative.
Natural History: A team led by Prof. Israel Hershkovitz, Anthropology, is using DNA analysis on rare human bone remains to study disease, climate change and nutrition from ancient times until today.
Smart Transportation: Prof. Michal Tzur, Industrial Engineering & Food Security, uses math to solve gnarly logistics problems of getting emergency supplies or donated food to where it needs to go, quickly and equitably.
Renewable Energy: Dr. Alex Golberg, Environmental Studies, is building a pilot bio-refinery in the Mediterranean for transforming seaweed into fuel and food protein.
Agriculture: Dr. Assaf Distelfeld, Plant Sciences, is the first in the world to crack the wild wheat genome, making possible the identification of genes that will make cultivated wheat more disease resistant, nutritious and adaptable to climate change.
Since its founding Israel has progressed at an astounding pace, but equal access to education and other social resources remain a concern.
Tel Aviv University works to redress gaps in society through novel social investment initiatives.
- Free legal clinics
- Institute for Local Government: Hands-on training for municipal leaders
Volunteerism: Led by Dean of Students Prof. Tova Most, TAU has launched a revolutionary program to get every undergraduate student learning about social leadership in required, accredited courses.
Music: A program run by TAU’s music school in collaboration with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra set up 15 orchestras for over 800 children from distressed and minority communities.
Government: Customized academic training of mayors and their deputies, steered by TAU’s Ophir Pines- Paz, former Minister of the Interior, is helping impoverished and peripheral cities in Israel become solvent and flourish.
Despite tremendous advances in understanding and treating disease, medical scientists are only now beginning to grasp how much there is still to know. What’s needed more than anything is original, out-of- the-box and interdisciplinary thinking to vanquish global killers like cancer, Alzheimer’s and heart disease.
Trauma: Prof. Yair Bar-Haim, Psychology, is working with the IDF and the US Army to test the effectiveness of a computer program he developed to prevent and treat PTSD among combat soldiers.
ALS: A technique using the patient’s own stem cells, pioneered by Prof. Dani Offen, Medicine, successfully treated ALS patients in Phase II clinical trials; now he wants to adapt the technique for curing Parkinson’s.
Cancer: Dr. Carmit Levy, Medicine, has discovered how to block melanoma, the most aggressive and lethal type of skin cancer, from sending out “scout cells” that pave the way for the cancer’s spread throughout the body.
Diagnosis: Prof. Yuval Ebenstein, Chemistry & Nano, is developing a DNA-reading chip that will enable very early diagnosis of any diseased tissue in the body—at the single molecule level—using a simple blood test.
The humanities and arts encourage critical thinking and cultural dialogue, promote a vibrant democracy and strengthen diversity on campus and in civil society.
Jewish Studies: Dr. Guy Stiebel, Archeology, brings the latest in biological and exact science methods to paint a new and more complete picture of life on Masada and among the Romans who besieged it.
Theater: One of the leading programs of its kind in the world, TAU’s Community Theater track gives voice and helps empower and rehabilitate prison inmates, at-risk youth, battered women and other marginalized groups in society.
Language: An expert in the emerging field of neurolinguistics, Dr. Einat Shetreet, Humanities, uses brain imaging and eye-tracking to discover the relationship between language skills and other cognitive abilities in children and adults.
History: Prof. Dalit Rom-Shiloni, Biblical Studies, is introducing the world’s first and only free-access database on nature imagery in the Bible, an invaluable source for learning about the plants, animals, landscape and climate of the ancient world.
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