Update on the State of Israel’s Universities and Its Researchers
Author: Dan Ben-David
November 25, 2013
After creating some of the world’s leading research universities during its first two and a half decades of existence, Israel dramatically changed course.
Over the next four decades, the country’s universities steadily receded from the Israel’s national priorities. The number of students per professor more than doubled, while the universities increasingly outsourced the teaching to non-research, external lecturers.
This paper appears in the Center’s annual publication State of the Nation Report – Society, Economy and Policy 2013.