Tel Aviv University (TAU) is a public research university - a definition that involves three fundamental elements that have shaped its development in the past and that are shaping its direction in the future.
University: As an institute of higher education with a universal nature, Tel Aviv University offers the widest range of teaching and research fields in Israel, promoting interdisciplinary cooperation in its study and research programs.
Research university: Tel Aviv University aims to achieve two goals at the same time - teaching and research. Recruitment and advancement of the academic faculty, academic planning, allocation of resources, study programs for advanced degrees - everything is aimed at these two combined goals.
In every field and with every objective, Tel Aviv University strives for quality and service of the highest standards. Members of our academic staff have won international recognition and many of them are considered to be world leaders in their field of research. The best students in Israel seek to gain an education and a profession at TAU and to enjoy the free and lively atmosphere of the University and the city of Tel Aviv. The skillful and talented administrative staff provides the administrative and technical infrastructure. The entire university community is aware of our aspirations: academic excellence together with social responsibility.
The growth of Internet sites at Tel Aviv University has been similar to the development of higher education in Tel Aviv: an abundance of local initiatives gradually woven together into an orderly and sophisticated system.