Welcome from the Dean
Dear students faculty and staff,
As Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Tel Aviv University, I have the privilege and pleasure of leading one of the world's top 100 engineering faculties. The Faculty's main missions are training engineers who will lead the high-tech industries both in Israel and worldwide, and perform trailblazing research, at the forefront of global endeavors in the many fields of engineering. Nearly 4,000 students attend the Faculty's undergraduate and graduate programs, obtaining B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in the five most important areas of Israel's elite industries: electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, biomedical engineering, and materials science and engineering. In recent years the Faculty has also launched new interdisciplinary programs, as well as double and combined degrees in many areas, as specified for each curriculum. 105 research groups work in the Faculty of Engineering, conducting studies in a vast range of fields: such as, Cyber, renewable energy, nanotechnology, nanomedicine, communications, micromechanics and microflow, the development of new materials and many more as you can see on this website.
Graduates of our Faculty pursue successful careers in industry, in different research institutes, in Israel's security forces, and in academic institutions. In August 2014 Tel Aviv University was ranked 9th in the world in the number and quality of graduates turned entrepreneurs, and the Faculty of Engineering was certainly a major contributor to this achievement. We are particularly proud of our graduate students, who currently number more than 1,000 – a figure that attests to the Faculty's high scientific and engineering level and to its leading status, both nationally and globally. Through the Faculty's Industrial Affiliates Program, the largest of its kind in Israel, we collaborate closely with dozens of corporations both in Israel and worldwide, in many different ways: prizes and scholarships for top students, corporate sponsorships for special courses, support for research as well as teaching and research laboratories, 'spotlight days' for recruiting students, and the development of joint study programs. Our Alumni Club, Shiluvim - which you will also be invited to join when you complete your studies with us - plays an important role in these activities.
The Faculty and its operations have grown substantially in recent years, and yet, many important challenges still remain. The highest priority at present is improving the quality of our studies and of services to the Faculty's students. We continue to expand all schools and departments in the Faculty, recruiting excellent new faculty members who specialize in novel areas of research, adding new fields of study, and raising additional funds to support our many growing endeavors. We take special pride in our international program for electrical engineering – the only such program in Israel to date – which attracts dozens of exceptional students from many different countries.
My door is always open to all students faculty and staff. I will be happy to hear and learn from each and every one of you. I wish you all fruitful studies and challenging, gratifying research.
Prof. Yossi Rosenwaks