Ono Academic College
Ono Academic College (in Hebrew: הקריה האקדמית אונו) is a private college located in Kiryat Ono, Israel. With over 14,000 students, the college is among Israel's fastest growing institutions of higher education. In addition to promoting academic excellence, OAC emphasizes inclusivity, utilizing higher education to foster social integration by way of decreased economic and cultural gaps in Israeli society. As a result, populations that are otherwise underrepresented in Israeli higher education, including Druze, Bedouin, Palestinians, Ethiopian-Israelis, ultra-Orthodox Jews, and students with special needs, gravitate to OAC.
הקריה האקדמית אונו
|Chancellor||Moshe Ben Horin|
Ono Academic College was founded in 1995 by entrepreneur Ranan Hartman, son of renowned Orthodox rabbi and philosopher David Hartman, as a response to the marginalization of Israel's minorities and the overall inaccessibility of the country's higher education system. While OAC's undergraduate and graduate offerings include a broad spectrum of courses and perspectives, there is a fundamental emphasis on equipping students with the practical tools and skills they need to make a seamless transition into the Israeli workforce, succeed in their chosen profession and become productive citizens.
OAC's satellite campuses in Or Yehuda and Jerusalem offer a program that serves the Haredi Jewish population by allowing men and women to attend classes on different days. The college is also well known for its large enrollment of Ethiopian-Israeli students.
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Business Administration
- Faculty of Health Professions
- Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Marketing Communications
- Jonathan Wohl School of Music
- Kiryat Ono - Main academic campus
- Or Yehuda - Haredi campus
- Jerusalem - Satellite campus, including additional facilities for Haredi students
- Haifa - Satellite campus
- LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws)
- LL.M. (Master of Laws)
- B.A. in Business Administration
- M.B.A. in Business Administration
- B.A. in Advertising and Marketing Communications
- M.A. in Organizational Consulting
- B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders
- B.O.T. in Occupational Therapy
- B.A. in Education and Social Studies
- M.A. in Jewish Studies
- B.A. in Land of Israel and Jerusalem Studies
- B.Mus. in Music
Relations with other universitiesEdit
Ono Academic College and the Center for Israeli Legal Studies at Columbia Law School co-host an annual legal conference focused on Israeli legal issues at the Columbia University campus in New York City.
In June 2017, the Shalom Comparative Legal Research Center at Ono Academic College hosted a week-long legal seminar for undergraduate students focused on labor law, intellectual property, equality, and the challenges that innovative technologies pose to the law, in several locations across New York City and Connecticut, including Yale Law School, New York University School of Law, and Fordham University School of Law.
In late 2017, the Shalom Comparative Legal Research Center at Ono Academic College joined forces with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva and the Swiss Center for Comparative Research in Lausanne to produce a three-day seminar on innovations in intellectual property law.
- Elizabeth DePoy, a disability theorist, professor of interdisciplinary disability studies, social work, and cooperating faculty in mechanical engineering
- Gabriela Shalev, Senior Faculty Member, Former President of the Higher Academic Council, Former Dean of Law, Former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations
- Noam Sheriff, Dean of Jonathan Wohl School of Music, Music Director of the Israel Chamber Orchestra
- Shai Piron, Dean of Social Development, Former Israeli Minister of Education
- Shira Yalon-Chamovitz, Dean of Students, Director of the Israel Institute on Cognitive Accessibility 
- Shmuel Hauser, Professor of Finance, Former Dean of Business Administration, Chairman of the Israeli Securities Authority
- Tova Hartman, Dean of Humanities, Author and social entrepreneur
- Yehuda Cohen, Professional Director of Jonathan Wohl School of Music
- Yechiel Leiter, Jewish political philosophy
- Yaron Zelekha, President of the Higher Academic Council, Former Israeli Ministry of Finance accountant general
- Gila Gamliel, Member of Knesset for the Likud party and Minister for Social Equality, Former Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Office
- Rachel Adato, Former Member of Knesset for the Kadima and Hatnuah parties
- Amnon Cohen, Former Member of Knesset for the Shas party
- Bezalel Smotrich, Politician and Member of Knesset for The Jewish Home
- Pnina Tamano-Shata, First Ethiopian-Israeli woman to win a Knesset seat, Member of Knesset for the Yesh Atid party
- Nurit Koren, member of the Knesset for Likud between 2015 and 2019
- Gal Weinstein, an Israeli artist
- "About Us - Friends of Ono". Ono Academic College. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
- "Israel Institute on Cognitive Accessibility website". Retrieved 11 October 2019.