Currently celebrating its 60th anniversary, Bar-Ilan University is the fastest-growing institution of higher education in Israel today. For six decades, Bar-Ilan has prided itself on its ability to uniquely and successfully blend a strive for academic and scientific excellence with a firm commitment to preserving our Jewish heritage.
The university has a history of successfully channeling its talent and resources into projects crucial for the continued growth of today’s Israel. These include creative faculty recruitment programs converting the “brain drain” into a brain gain; regional colleges providing higher education and opening opportunities to young people in the country’s periphery; top research and education programs in areas critical for the growth of Israeli society, such as: medicine, law, clinical psychology, criminology, education, and high-return sciences like Nano-chemistry, computer science, and electro-optic engineering.
But, at Bar-Ilan, we are not satisfied with merely being another great research university. We see our mission as something far more challenging and historic. We build character and leadership for Israel and the Jewish nation, based on the belief in the centrality of Israel to the Jewish world as its national homeland. We provide opportunities for our students and faculty to draw from traditional Jewish values to shape their deeds and destiny.
Through the Dr. Naim Dangoor Program for Universal Monotheism Bar-Ilan networks with outstanding researchers and institutions around the world and interfaces our Jewish civilization with other unique heritages, including those of China, Korea, Japan, and India.
Faculty of Humanities Multidisciplinary B.A
The Faculty of Humanities' studies and research covers all the main intellectual knowledge that are concerned with human thought and wisdom: Ancient Philosophy, History, Theology, comparative literature, music, Information science, culture studies and languages (French, Arabic, English, German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean).
The Faculty’s many Departments aim to not only teach a language, but to foster a deeper understanding of the cultural, religion, politics, sociology of various cultures and peoples. Bar-Ilan has been able to take such areas as translation, music, and English as a foreign language and bring it to practical implementation for the benefit of the community.
The Faculty of Humanities is the "parent" faculty of the Dr. Naim Dangoor Program for Universal Monotheism.
Asia Studies at Bar-Ilan University
The Asia studies track is part of the Multidisciplinary B. A. program at the Faculty of Humanities. The program's aims and rational are being developed side by side, in correlation with the Universal Monotheism program.
As of today, Asia inhabits one third of the world's population. The economy of Asian countries – China, Japan, S. Korea, India, and South East Asian countries, have become a financial force not to be ignored. A degree in Asian Studies will expand your horizons and introduce you to a brand new world, providing you with countless career opportunities in diplomatic service, international organizations and global business corporations.
The curriculum of the Asian Studies Program focuses on the study of China, Japan, India, Korea and South East Asia (Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia), and includes language courses in Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
The students in the Asian Studies and the Dangoor Programs are socially integrated, and highly involved in extracurricular academic activities throughout the year. Among such activities are departmental seminars held by our leading professors, workshops and enrichment programs. Examples of these activities are: a calligraphy workshop, given by an internationally renowned Japanese master, and a departmental event (organized in collaboration with the Student Union), offering Karate and Indian Dance practices. The Asian overseas students, hosted by the Dangoor Universal Monotheism are invited to spend the Shabat with Israeli families, invite them for holiday dinners, and family "Yom Tov" gatherings.
These activities greatly contribute to the social morale and the special atmosphere of our Program. But, most importantly, open the door and embrace foreign students in our society, religion and culture, not only theoretically but practically, making them our best ambassadors after their return to their homeland.