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Title A Winning Story? Looking for Student Success Data in Israel
Author Richard Garrett - OBHE


Israel’s higher education system is both well-thought of and often missing from policy comparisons and market assessments. The system’s low profile is partly cultural- Israel is the only higher education sector where Hebrew is main language of instruction, and is a very specific destination for international students- but is also attributable to the way the Palestinian conflict looms over all discussions of the country.

According to the 2018 Universitas 21 world ranking of systems of higher education, Israel ranks 18th out of the fifty countries profiled, and #1 in the Middle East region. When controlled for GDP per capita, Israel jumps to 9th best in the world, according to Universitas 21, and comes fourth on proportion of the workforce with a postsecondary qualification.

As noted in the first article in our student success data series, the U21 ranking is silent on other measures of student success. The closest the ranking gets is a comparison of the unemployment of higher education graduates. Student success can be measured in a variety of ways, and figures are often inconsistent between countries.

What data is published about student success in Israeli higher education?

Date 11/10/2018
Region(s) Middle East & Gulf States
Countries Israel
Theme(s) Transnational Education (TNE) Models, Public Private Partnerships, Regulatory Frameworks

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