University heads oppose Ariel institution upgradeThe Jerusalem Post.
The letter, which was also sent to Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar and Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz, goes on to describe a “lost decade” during which Israeli universities have suffered from underfunding, which has helped lead to a brain drain and has harmed Israel’s ability to be a world leader in research.
The presidents say that all the improvements made in recent years could be set back by the decision to make the Ariel College a university. Furthermore, they add that Israel “has no need for an additional university and creating an eighth university will deal a serious blow to the universities’ ability to recover from the lost decade and will negate years of advancement”.
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