Don't miss the inspiring speeches at The Jerusalem Post Conference
University heads ask PM to block Ariel university status
ByJPOST.COM STAFF
June 27, 2012 14:14

Presidents of Israeli universities expressed opposition to the official granting of university status to an Ariel educational institution.

In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, the presidents stated that "setting up a new university would fatally harm higher education in Israel."



Israeli academics had previously petitioned the government to block Ariel University Center of Samaria (AUC) from officially achieving university status on the grounds that the institution is geographically located beyond the Green Line.

Colleges do not receive research funding, which means they receive about 50% less money from government than do universities. A five-year transition period from college to full university status will culminate in July 2012, when the AUC is scheduled to receive government allocation for its research.

from around the web
Share this article via
Related Content
Breaking news
March 30, 2017
Germany deporting more 'potential attackers' after Berlin attack

By REUTERS

Top Stories
Israel Weather
  • 13 - 30
    Beer Sheva
    14 - 23
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 11 - 24
    Jerusalem
    14 - 25
    Haifa
  • 18 - 32
    Elat
    15 - 29
    Tiberias