University & Education
Education is the foundation of Israel’s future. The city of Ariel is committed to educational excellence from nursery all the way through university. Indeed, in Ariel education is viewed as far more than a series of lectures or a static curriculum. It is the means of imbuing values, building character and developing leadership.
The city of Ariel understands that educational systems need to be tailored to the local population. As such, Ariel’s diverse population has birthed a variety of educational frameworks. There are different schools for those who just want an Israeli education as compared with those who opt for an educational focus on religious studies. More importantly, extracurricular activities have been imbedded into the school curriculum allowing students to find their personal niche. With an adaptive curriculum and a commitment to success, students in Ariel are provided with the tools they need to move forward.
The Ariel University Center
The Ariel University Center (AUC), located in the City of Ariel, adds an important facet to the city’s educational landscape. From their early developmental years, Ariel’s youth have a clear vision and accessible relationship with Israel’s higher education system. The Ariel University Center’s focus on demographic diversity, scientific progress and academic excellence are the natural outgrowth of Ariel’s pioneering spirit. The Ariel University Center is Israel’s largest and fastest growing college, and is slated to be the country’s next university. Indeed, the Ariel University Center is dedicated to the city's commitment to promise Israel's future.
American Friends of Ariel, with the help of the Milken Foundation, invests in Ariel’s education. Teaching citations and awards are presented to excelling educators on an annual basis. The honor and opportunity to receive the citations is held in high regard. As a result, educators are encouraged to excel beyond the call of duty. American Friends of Ariel enjoys contributing to Ariel’s teachers and seeing the positive effect that it has on Ariel’s progressive education system.
Special Gifts for Special Needs
Moshe Shaliva has pushed "the system" to recognize the needs of our children with communication disorders. Ariel's Department of Education plans to open a PDD Kindergarten on September 1st – with your help.
Yigal Cohen-Orgad Wins Moskowitz Prize
Chancellor of Ariel University, Yigal Cohen-Orgad was recognized for his outstanding contributions to Israel and Zionism.
Prime Minister Visits Ariel University
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Ariel University on Tuesday, January 8 - the first visit by a prime minister since the institution received university status last month.
Ariel University Leaves an Impression in Tel Aviv and in Los Angeles
While Ariel University's campus was covered in snow during last week's storms, students from the university's Moskowitz School of Communications gathered in Tel Aviv's Cinematheque for a gala screening of the student's feature films.
It is our honor and pleasure to finally be able to inform you that as of this morning, the 12th of Tevet, 5773, December 25th, 2012, Ariel University is a reality.
Academic Year Begins For Israel's newest University!
Some 14,000 students were back in Ariel on October 21 for the start of the new academic year. This time around, they weren't studying at the Ariel University Center; instead they were heading to Israel's eighth and newest university – Ariel University.
Ariel University Center is on its way to receiving full recognition of its official university status. It's been a long, windy road. As we near the light at the end of the tunnel there are still a number of potholes in our way.
Israel's Newest University - in Ariel
The government decision to fully recognize Israel's largest college, currently named the Ariel University Center, as an official university now nears its target date.
Ariel honors its excellent educators
The Ariel Development Fund and the Department of Education in Ariel hosted a celebratory evening honoring this year’s educational achievements at Nachshonim Elementary school.
The Ariel Conference for Law and Mass Media
The Ariel University Center (AUC) continues to move towards reaching the status of Israel's seventh full-fledged university. In the interim, AUC will hold its popular Conference for Law and Mass Media on April 2, with an all-star group of speakers and presenters.
American Friends of Ariel awards 11 students with scholarships
Each year the American Friends of Ariel provides scholarships for residents of Ariel who study for their bachelor degrees in colleges and universities across Israel. The scholarship committee requires and reviews basic criteria such as a residency of at least 5 years in Ariel, personal need for financial aid, and a genuine will to give back to the city.
Ariel University Holds Graduation Ceremonies
Over a three-day period, the Ariel University Center was proud to award some 2,047 graduates with their diplomas.
Ariel – the first city to provide laptops to its education staff
Laptops were provided to Ariel’s kindergarten managers in a ceremony on May 22, 2012. The event marked the completion of “Laptop for Every Teacher,” the distribution of laptops to all the education teams in the city from kindergarten to the 12th grade.
Irving & Cherna Moskowitz Scholarship Fund Inauguration Event
Ariel University Center hosted an exciting inaugural program in honor of a new scholarship fund. The fund was initiated by Irving and Cherna Moskowitz to assist masters and doctoral students complete their advanced degrees. Watch the video that AUC Moskowitz School of Communications students prepared on the occasion of the inaugural ceremony.
Digital Learning @ the Smart City
For the start of the new school year, elementary and high school teachers throughout the City of Ariel received much needed laptop computers to help them to better integrate and share their teaching and skills with students, fellow teachers, and administration.
Honoring Excellent Educators
On June 12, 2011 the Ariel Development Fund and the Department of Education in Ariel hosted a celebratory evening honoring this year's educational achievements
A Ceremony In Honor of Ariel University Center
On the 25th of May, the city of Ariel held a grand ceremony in honor of Ariel University Center. The celebration was held at The Ariel Regional Center for the Performing Arts, and was covered by Israel’s Channel 10.
Young Cadets in Ariel
On Sunday September 5th in a special and emotional evening at the "Ort Yuvaley Ariel" high school, two classes of "cadets" from the 9th and the 10th grades took an oath of allegiance.