HE council in bid to boost foreign student numbers

A delegation of senior members of Israel’s Council for Higher Education will visit Jewish institutions in the United States this week to drum up interest in plans to boost the number of foreign students at Israeli universities from 11,000 to at least 24,000 by 2022, writes Shoshanna Solomon for The Times of Israel.

They want to spread the word that universities in Israel are gearing up to cater for foreign students by setting up programmes in English and providing registration forms in English, Professor Yaffa Zilbershats, the chairman of the council, which is in charge of higher education in Israel, said in a phone interview.

The representatives will meet with Chabad and Hillel officials, as well as other organisations, she said. Chabad is one of the largest Jewish religious organisations in the world, and Hillel is the largest Jewish campus organisation in the world. The council has also employed the services of the US-based Institute of International Education, which supports educational and cultural exchange programmes globally, to help set out its international strategy, parts of which will be presented to the delegation during the visit.
Full report on The Times of Israel site