Ariel University has developed a unique program that integrates students on the high-functioning Autistic Spectrum into higher education. The program is operated by the Student Services Center, under the auspices of the Department of Communication Disorders. The objective of this program is to give these students the opportunity to fulfill their potential for university-level studies, and thereby acquire a profession and enter the workforce. The program prepares them to cope with anticipated problems through the help and guidance of professional and student coaches. As part of the program, students are assigned a buddy to live with in the dorms, a model that serves to give autistic students a comfortable, welcoming opportunity to meet and interact with other students and to participate in campus life. Beyond helping these students reach their potential, the program promotes tolerance and acceptance of people on the autistic spectrum. The achievements of this program have been gained recognition both in Israel and abroad.
As part of its program to establish a new medical school and its recently opened Institute for Personalized Medicine, Ariel University has now launched a Center for Drug Repurposing (CDR) in partnership with a private Israeli company, Drug Rediscovery Ltd. This is the world’s first academic center for drug re-purposing. Drug re-purposing is the process Continue Reading »
To meet Israel’s critical shortage of physicians and other health professionals, Ariel University is focusing on the establishment of a medical school, aided by the generous support of the Adelson Family Foundation.
Students and faculty represent the large spectrum of Israeli society, including students from the orthodox and ultra-orthodox Jewish communities, Arab students and secular Jewish students.
Opened in 2014, the department has exclusive excavation rights to three unique and important archaeological sites dating back over 2,000 years to biblical times.