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,[2] the college is among Israel's fastest growing institutions of higher education. In addition to promoting academic excellence, OAC emphasizes inclusivity,[3] utilizing higher education to foster social integration by way of decreased economic and cultural gaps in Israeli society.[4] 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.[5][6][7][8]

Ono Academic College
הקריה האקדמית אונו
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TypePrivate
Established1995
ChancellorMoshe Ben Horin
PresidentRanan Hartman
RectorDudi Schwartz
Students14,000[1]
Location,
Websitewww.ono.ac.il
Ono Academic College main campus, Kiryat Ono
Ono Academic College Ultra-Orthodox campus, Or Yehuda

HistoryEdit

Ono Academic College was founded in 1995 by entrepreneur Ranan Hartman,[9][10] son of renowned Orthodox rabbi and philosopher David Hartman,[11] as a response to the marginalization of Israel's minorities and the overall inaccessibility of the country's higher education system.[12][13][14] 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.[15][16][17]

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.[18][19]

Academic UnitsEdit

Faculties

  • 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[20]

Campuses

  • Kiryat Ono - Main academic campus
  • Or Yehuda - Haredi campus
  • Jerusalem - Satellite campus, including additional facilities for Haredi students
  • Haifa - Satellite campus

Degrees awardedEdit

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.[21][22]

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.[23]

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.[24]

Notable facultyEdit

Notable alumniEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About Us - Friends of Ono". Ono Academic College. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
  2. ^ https://friends.ono.ac.il/about/
  3. ^ http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Accessible-higher-education-begins-with-a-question-mark-500637
  4. ^ http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/israels-ono-college-the-dream-of-a-shared-society/
  5. ^ http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/a-quiet-revolution-1.334478
  6. ^ http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4994617,00.html
  7. ^ https://www.ono.ac.il/en/academics/social-agenda/roim-rachok/
  8. ^ https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/israels-ono-college-the-dream-of-a-shared-society/
  9. ^ https://friends.ono.ac.il/leadership/
  10. ^ https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=64728350&privcapId=39927168&previousCapId=39927168&previousTitle=Ono%20Academic%20College
  11. ^ http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/israels-ono-college-the-dream-of-a-shared-society/
  12. ^ https://friends.ono.ac.il/about/
  13. ^ https://www.haaretz.com/1.5101883
  14. ^ https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/A-dangerous-disconnect-Making-millennials-proud-of-Israel-561782
  15. ^ https://friends.ono.ac.il/mission-statement/
  16. ^ https://www.ono.ac.il/en/academics/student-services/center-for-academic-support-and-accessibility/
  17. ^ https://www.ono.ac.il/en/academics/student-services/the-ono-academic-college-employment-placement-unit/
  18. ^ https://www.israel21c.org/ethiopian-israelis-achieve-their-dream/
  19. ^ http://www.jewishfoundationla.org/publications-press/press-releases/jewish-community-foundation-of-los-angeles-awards-nearly-1-2-million-in-israel-based-grants
  20. ^ http://www.jpost.com/Green-Israel/JNF-UK-Dedicates-the-Jonathan-Wohl-Music-School-at-Ono-College-473985
  21. ^ http://www.law.columbia.edu/israeli-legal-studies/events/conferences/eight-annual-joint-conference
  22. ^ https://friends.ono.ac.il/events/the-11th-annual-columbia-ono-conference/
  23. ^ https://www.ono.ac.il/en/event/an-unforgettable-seminar-at-top-international-universities-in-ny/
  24. ^ https://www.ono.ac.il/en/event/youre-invited-international-wipo-ono-seminar-geneva-nov-26-dec-1-2017/
  25. ^ "Israel Institute on Cognitive Accessibility website". Retrieved 11 October 2019.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 32°2′57.11″N 34°51′43.4″E / 32.0491972°N 34.862056°E / 32.0491972; 34.862056