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Economy and Society: February 12, 2013

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The state does not support the accessibility to higher education of those with less than 65% disability thus denying them an equal opportunity to study towards graduate degrees.

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 12th, 2013 at 10:09 am

Economy and Society: October 30, 2012

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The Minister of Education, Gideon Saar, plans to set-up a special committee to determine whether to allow the opening of new Political Science departments in universities.

(Hebrew – nrg)

Education: July 20, 2011

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Data collected by the Knesset Research and Information Center show, that the average score of Israelis of Ethiopian descent in the Psychometric Entrance Test (PET) is 395, 170 points below the average score of all examinees, which is 565. The data also show that the Jerusalem Hebrew University and the Haifa Technion hardly have any students of Ethiopian origin, who constitute only 0.15 percent of the students in Jerusalem, and -0.16 percent of the students at the Technion.


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July 20th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Education: 30 May, 2011

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According to a position paper of the national students’ union regarding the handling and prevention of sexual harassment in institutions of higher education, the law for prevention of sexual harassment is “only partially upheld”. The position paper further states that “in several academic institutions, a disturbing norm of silencing sexual harassment complaints has been established. This policy of silencing is manifested in the absence of transparency and the absence of enforcement with regard to the law for prevention of sexual harassment, but first and foremost in the atmosphere and feeling given to female students, and the manner in which students are encouraged or discouraged to complain.”

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May 30th, 2011 at 5:49 pm