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Higher education policy in Israel - accessibility, quality and excellence with limited resources

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Prof. Uri Kirsch
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Kirsch Uri . Higher education policy in Israel - accessibility, quality and excellence with limited resources Haifa Israel: Samuel Neaman Institute, 2010. https://www.neaman.org.il/EN/accessibility-quality-excellence-limited-resources
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This study deals with a broad range of topics related to the higher education system in Israel. It describes past developments, discusses present issues, indicates necessary changes in the future and proposes some policy guidelines. The following main subjects are discussed:

  • Introduction - the higher education system in Israel, global aspects.
  • Higher education accessibility - issues and stages in the developments of accessibility in Israel.
  • Academic quality and excellence - international rankings of the Israeli universities, the status of Israeli research, evaluation of the teaching quality, quality and excellence issues.
  • Regulation of the higher education system - The Council for Higher Education, the Planning and Budgeting Committee, necessary changes, stratification of the system.
  • The higher education institutions - the universities and the colleges, past achievements, the present state, necessary changes, issues of governance and management.
  • Rational utilization of limited resources - international comparisons, national investments, the budgeting model of the Planning and Budgeting Committee, tuition.
  • Privatization of higher education - global developments, the Israeli experience.
  • Summary and a glance to the future - the five-year plan of the Planning and Budgeting Committee.

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