students will be studying in Israel’s higher education institutions this year,
an increase of 2.3 percent since last year, according to the Council for Higher
Education’s statistics released this week.
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Students of the 2012-2013
academic year, which starts on Sunday, will study in 67 different academic
institutions across the country. This includes seven universities; 37 colleges
of which 21 are public and 16 are private; 22 colleges of education and the Open
This year also shows a jump in the amount of Haredi students
in the academia: 7200 haredi students will study in the 2012-2013 academic year
compared to 5968 last year and 4782 in the 2009-2010 cycle.
Out of the
305,550 students who are expected to study this year, half are new and will be
just beginning their academic journeys.