: 1955. Despite the
adversity of the 50s, Bar Ilan flourished after the Six Day War, became
seasoned and established in the 70s and 80s, burgeoned with the mass
immigration of the early 90s, and became Israelís fastest-growing and
largest university at the turn of millennium.
It is comprised of 5 regional colleges across Israel at: Acre,
Safed, Tzemah, Ariel, Ashkelon; 22 libraries with over 1,000,000
books; 38 academic departments; 54 research and study
accords with global universities; 66 research centers; 1,650
academic faculty; and an operating budget of 135 million dollars (US);
Mission: Bar-Ilan University, Israel's largest academic
community of students, scientists and staff (32,000 in total), seeks to
produce students of moral and intellectual aptitude; students who adopt
the highest standards of excellence in scientific and academic research;
and students who bear a deep commitment to Jewish community.
The unique Bar-Ilan formula: blend tradition with modern technologies
and scholarship, and teach the compelling ethics of Jewish heritage to
all. The university's leading resources of Jewish knowledge create a
special responsibility: to place the expertise of its researchers at the
disposal of the global Jewish and academic communities. Indeed, Bar-Ilan
U. stands at the vanguard of efforts to revitalize Jewish learning for
the twenty-first century and to rebuild Jewish identity.
Bar-Ilan University: a peerless congregation of scientists and Jewish
studies scholars toiling to synthesize the ancient and the modern, the
sacred and the material, the spiritual and the scientific.
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