Universities

Hague's poor university exam

By Geoffrey Alderman, September 24, 2012

I make no apologies for bringing to your attention again a matter that I raised in my column two months ago. On that occasion, I berated the Israeli academic establishment for its frankly self-serving opposition to the proposal to upgrade the status of Ariel University Centre, in the West Bank, to that of a full university.

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Time to make your voice heard

By Marcus Dysch, September 13, 2012

JC On Campus is back for the 2012-13 academic year.

We will be bringing you news and features from Jewish students at campuses across the country and offering more opportunities than ever for you to make your voice heard.

Tell us your views on the key issues affecting your campuses, and you will have the opportunity to explain your point of view in Britain’s biggest Jewish newspaper.

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We are ready for new challenges

By Alex Green, September 13, 2012

Everything we do is based around our core values — cross-communalism, peer-leadership and representation.

Our focus this year is prioritising these values and ensuring our work always reflects them.

We aim to ensure that JSoc and UJS events are open to every Jewish student, regardless of how they choose to express their Jewish identity.

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Why Yom Tov need not ruin your Freshers' Week

By Jennifer Lipman, September 13, 2012

It didn’t bode well. We pulled up at the entrance to my university accommodation about seven hours after everyone else.

The reason? Rosh Hashanah, which that year unfortunately coincided with the first day of my Freshers’ Week.

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Tension between Britain and Israel over Iran and university settlement

By Martin Bright and Anshel Pfeffer, September 13, 2012

Relations between the UK and Israel were put under intense strain this week as Britain joined the US and EU to increase the pressure on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to give time for sanctions to work rather than launching military action against Iran.

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Israeli students build Formula race car

By Anna Sheinman, September 7, 2012

An Israeli Formula race car built by students of Bezalel Academy and Ben-Gurion University (BGU) has passed its test drive and is now on its way to Italy.

The single-seat race car is being entered into in the international “Formula SAE” race, a student competition, in Varano de' Melegari in Northern Italy next week.

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'Study in Britain' ambassador tells Israelis

By Simon Rocker, September 7, 2012

The British Embassy in Israel has urged Israelis wishing to study in the UK not be put off by the difficulties faced by international students at London Metropolitan University, which last week was stripped of its right to recruit from overseas.

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The 2012-13 JC On Campus guide to Jewish Societies

September 6, 2012

Here is our 2012-13 guide to Jewish Societies, big and small, around Britain:

Aberdeen JSoc is a small group with around 15 members taking part in activities including synagogue services and interfaith work.

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West Bank's Ariel college gains university status

By Jennifer Lipman, July 18, 2012

A West Bank group has ignored reservations by Israel's Council on Higher Education to give a college in the area university status.

Earlier this month the government-funded committee voted against plans to upgrade the status of Ariel College, arguing that Israel should not have another university given the shortages in funding for staff and infrastructure facing other institutions.

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Self-interest that hurts the state

By Geoffrey Alderman, July 16, 2012

Everything that infuriates me about Israeli politics and society was encapsulated in two decisions taken in Jerusalem last week. The first concerns the status of Ariel University Centre in the West Bank. The second relates to the arrangements by which Israel's so-called "ultra Orthodox" citizens are able to avoid military service.

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