Established in 1955, Bar Ilan is now Israel’s second-largest academic institution. It has nearly 26,800 students (including 9,000 students in its affiliated regional colleges) and 1,350 faculty members. Bar-Ilan University has eight faculties: Exact Sciences, Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Jewish Studies, Medicine, Engineering, and Law. There are also interdisciplinary studies.
The University aims to forge closer links between Torah and universal studies, “to blend tradition with modern technologies and scholarship, and teach the compelling ethics of Jewish heritage to all… to synthesize the ancient and modern, the sacred and the material, the spiritual and the scientific.”