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Ruppin Academic Center (Hebrew: הַמֶרְכָּז הַאָקָדֶמִי רוּפִּין), also known as Ruppin College, is a college and village in Israel.[2] It was established in 1949, is named after Arthur Ruppin, and is located near the moshav Kfar Monash, and within the Hefer Valley Regional Council area.[2] In 2015, it had 4,500 students,[3] whilst the village had a population of 306 in 2018.[1]

Ruppin Academic Center

המרכז האקדמי רופין
Rupin College Aerial View.jpg
Ruppin Academic Center is located in Central Israel
Ruppin Academic Center
Ruppin Academic Center
Coordinates: 32°20′35″N 34°54′43″E / 32.34306°N 34.91194°E / 32.34306; 34.91194Coordinates: 32°20′35″N 34°54′43″E / 32.34306°N 34.91194°E / 32.34306; 34.91194
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It was originally called "Midreshet Ruppin" and the "Ruppert School", and was established to provide management education in the area of agriculture, the kibbutz, and the moshav.[2][4] In 2001, it became a public school.[4]

In 2013, Ruppin and Tel Aviv University created a joint multi-disciplinary center with the purpose of training students, with a focus on environmental issues in the Mediterranean Sea.[5] In October 2014, it was announced that Noble Energy would establish a center to train technicians in the energy and natural gas industry at Ruppin with a grant of NIS 12 million.[6][7]

It has four schools (economics and business administration, social and communal sciences, engineering, and marine sciences) and 15 academic departments, and awards bachelor's and master's degrees.[2][4]


Research laboratories of Ruppin Academic Center:

  • Knowledge Engineering and Robotics
  • Cognition Lab
  • Electro-Optics
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • The study of personality and psychopathology
  • Laboratory of loss and emotional pain
  • Marine Science Laboratories
  • The laboratory of materials and neuro-physiological nature and behavior of Cephalopoda

Marine College of IsraelEdit


The School of Marine Sciences at the Ruppin Academic Center was founded in 1997 and originally known as the Marine College of Israel. It operated under the academic auspices of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and its alumni received an undergraduate degree from Hebrew University until 2001. The college was established by Emek Hefer Regional Council Head Rani Idan, former vice president of the Technion, Professor Danny Wolf, Professor Micha Spira of Hebrew University and Daphna Pergament, who headed its administration until 2007. A nonprofit organization operated alongside the college to raise funds for it and guide it toward its goals. The organization's members were experts in various aspects of oceanography hailing from industry, academia, and the military.

In 2003, the college became the third school of the Ruppin Academic Center, joining what were then the School of Social Sciences and Management and the School of Engineering. At that point, its name changed to the School of Marine Sciences and it became an integral part of this public college approved by the Israeli Council for Higher Education (CHE). It receives subsidy through the Council's Planning and Budgeting Committee (PBC). The School of Marine Sciences at the Ruppin Academic Center is the only institution in Israel that grants a BSc in marine sciences.

School of Marine Sciences at MikhmoretEdit

The school offers two undergraduate programs with CHE accreditation, a BSc in Marine Sciences and Marine Environment and a BSc in Marine Biotechnology. The school also offers two graduate programs with CHE accreditation, an MSc in Marine Sciences and an MA in Marine Resource Management.

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Ruppin Academic Center". The Council for Higher Education of Israel.
  3. ^ "Ruppin – History & Vision".
  4. ^ a b c "Ruppin Academic Center".
  5. ^ Udasin, Sharon (January 30, 2013). "TAU and Ruppin College form studies center: Tel Aviv University, Ruppin Academic College form a multi-disciplinary studies center focusing on coastal environment". The Jerusalem Post. Jerusalem.
  6. ^ "Noble Energy donates NIS 12m to Ruppin College: with the funds Ruppin College will set up a center to train energy industry employees". Globes. February 24, 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  7. ^ Udasin, Sharon (February 24, 2014). "Noble Energy to establish NIS 12 million energy training center at Ruppin College: the center will offer vocational training programs, workshops and seminars on natural gas". The Jerusalem Post. Jerusalem.

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