Israel’s Council Of Higher Education Approves Faculty Of Medicine At Ariel University

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The Council of Higher Education recently approved the decision of Education Minister and Chairman of the Council for Higher Education, Naftali Bennet, to establish a faculty of medicine at Ariel University. The matter was brought by Bennet to the CHE in accordance with the recommendation of the Attorney General, Dr. Avichai Mandelblit.

Eight members of the Council for Higher Education participated in the discussion: 9 representatives of universities, 4 representatives of the public, 3 representatives of colleges, student representatives and chairman of the Council for Higher Education. The decision was passed by a vote of 13 to 5.

The establishment of the Faculty in Ariel was promoted by Minister Bennet and was approved by an external inquiry committee composed of independent professionals from the Council for Higher Education in Yehuda and Shomron and now the Council for Higher Education in Israel.

Therefore, the Faculty will begin its activities in the coming academic year (October 2019).

Minister Bennet added: “A two-year battle ended with a great victory in the establishment of the Faculty of Medicine in Ariel. The CHE members made the right decision in favor of the State of Israel, which suffers from a severe shortage of doctors. I received the decision to open another faculty in the field knowing that the University of Ariel meets all the requirements and conditions, as determined in a series of decisions along the way. We faced enormous pressures from leftist parties with a vested interest, in the face of a university cartel that did everything in its power to place a stick in the wheels. It is a triumph of common sense over narrow interest, and I am proud of it. Congratulations to the students who will come to the gates of the faculty in the coming school year, this victory is yours.”

Therefore, the Faculty will begin its activities in the coming academic year (October 2019).

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)