In 1931, a Biological-Pedagogical Institute (later, the Institute of Natural Sciences) was established in the city of Tel Aviv in British Mandatory Palestine.
Four years later, in 1935, a second institute—the School of Law and Economics—opened there, as well.
In 1954, the Academic Institute of Jewish Studies was founded in the same city, now a part of the State of Israel.
Finally, in 1956, the three aforementioned research institutes were combined—along with a new library and several new academic and administration buildings—to create the modern Tel Aviv University (TAU).
Today, TAU comprises nine separate faculties, eight schools, and more than 130 research institutes and centers. The student body numbers more than 26,000 individuals.
TAU is associated with one Nobel laureate–the physicist, François Englert and one Turing Award winner–Adi Shamir.
Other notable TAU–connected individuals include the following:
Who are Tel Aviv University's Most influential alumni?
Tel Aviv University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Computer Science, Political Science, and Law. Tel Aviv University’s most academically influential people include Adi Shamir, Yochai Benkler, and Eliyahu M. Goldratt.
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