Yaacov Iram

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    Before exploring the higher education system of Israel, it is first necessary to understand the unique geographic and demographic context of this country. The area of Israel within its 1949 armistice borders is 20,700 square kilometers. In addition, Israel controls “administered territories” of about 7,500 square kilometers (occupied since the 1967 war) from Syria, Jordan, and Egypt, part of which are also administered by the Palestinian Authority following the Oslo accords of the 1990s. (These territories are not dealt with here.) The state is bounded on the north by Lebanon, on the northeast by Syria, on the east by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and on the southwest by the Gulf of Aqaba/Eilat and the Egyptian Sinai Desert (Israel Central Bureau of Statistics [CBS], Statistical Abstract of Israel no. 55, 246/2004b).

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSpringer International Handbooks of Education
    PublisherSpringer Nature
    Number of pages18
    StatePublished - 2007

    Publication series

    NameSpringer International Handbooks of Education
    ISSN (Print)2197-1951
    ISSN (Electronic)2197-196X

    Bibliographical note

    Publisher Copyright:
    © Springer 2007.


    Of the 54 accredited and budgeted institutions of higher education in 2003, 24—with 188,000 students—are funded by the PBC; 24 academic teacher training colleges, with 20,700 students, are funded by the Ministry of Education; and six (private) academic colleges, with about 18,500 students, receive no public support. Institutions funded by the PBC must meet the following regulations: 1. New institutions, new units or new academic programs will be opened only after their requests are examined by the PBC from the planning, budgeting and finan-cial perspectives and approved by the CHE. Non-budgeted institutions need the approval of the PBC only in regard to their financial solvency and the approval of the CHE in regard to academic standards.

    FundersFunder number
    Israel Science Foundation


      • Academic Freedom
      • Academic Staff
      • High Education
      • High Education Institution
      • High Education System


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