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    • Aryeh Leib
    • 18.10.09 | 05:11 (IST)

    First of all, I congratulate Professor Yonath. We praise her not only for her extraordinary talent and commitment for research, but also for her life-long deep commitment to Israel. As the author mentioned, the Israeli universities are in the ranks of 20-25 for the academic achievement, but beyond 100 for their overall level. Yes, bringing talented scientists to Israel (and retaining them) will probably further improve research. Will it automatically improve teaching? Major universities in Israel are supported by the government. And the author encourages government funding. While number of professors decreased, each professor costs more... Yes, some people pay $40,000 per year tuitions to study in established private universities. Are they sitting and waiting to fly to Israel to pay their money to study in Jerusalem, TA and Haifa? If so, let's invite them!

    from the article: How to save Israel's universities
    First published 01:59 16.10.09 | Last updated 16:14 13.11.09
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