Increasing access to higher education for Israel’s Arab citizens is an essential part of realising this population’s potential to contribute to Israel’s economic prosperity and improve socio-economic conditions within the Arab community. Since the 1990s there has been a constant growth in rates of Arab students in higher education: In the 1999-2000 academic year 9.8% of higher education students were Arab citizens, which increased by 2015-2016 to 14.7%. However this number still is lower than … [Read more...]
On 9 June the UK Task Force and Tel Aviv University Trust (TAUT) hosted a briefing with Dan Ben-David at UJIA, where he discussed the policy changes that must be made to integrate Arab citizens of Israel into quality employment in the Israeli workforce, and what such success would mean for the future of Israel. Ben-David presented a range to data to explain the direction in which the Israeli economy is heading, and what must be done to strengthen Israel's educational system and workforce in the … [Read more...]
EVENT REPORT: Enhancing Access to Higher Education ‒ lunch and discussion with Professor Edriss Titi
Prof. Titi of Israel's Council for Higher Education at the Board of Deputies of British Jews. Photo by UK Task Force.
The UK Task Force hosted a roundtable lunch and discussion with Professor Edriss Titi, from Israel’s Council for Higher Education (CHE), for the UK Friends of Israeli Academic Institutions to learn about its strategy for enhancing access to higher education for Arab undergraduate students and explore opportunities for partnership. In 2012 Israel's Council for Higher Education (CHE) launched a Six-Year Plan to enhance access to higher education for Arab citizens. Increasing successful … [Read more...]