National Centers of Excellence


Over the last decade, Bar-Ilan has undergone a revolutionary change. Expanding from its historical emphasis on humanities, about 80% of the BIU research budget is now devoted to working in the exact sciences and engineering. Bar-Ilan puts an emphasis on recruiting young Israeli academics from leading institutions abroad who wish to pursue an academic career in Israel. Bar-Ilan's life science, exact science, and engineering labs have been significantly strengthened by the addition of faculty members from top international institutions such as Harvard, MIT, Stanford, and Caltech.

BIU Is Also Home to Numerous National Centers of Excellence:

  • Gene Regulation in Complex Human Disease
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Mass Trauma Research
  • Chromatin and RNA Gene Regulation
  • Physical Approaches to Dynamic Processes in Living Systems
  • Petroleum Alternatives for Transportation

BIU Is Also Home to 3 Focal Technological Areas in Nanotechnology:

  • Metal Oxides for Photovoltaic
  • Inorganic Nanotubes
  • Nanomedicines for Personalized Theranostics