Afeka College rates 5th in international academic institution index


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Afeka College rates 5th in international academic institution index

 

The annual WURI (World Universities with Real Impact) index has rated Afeka College 5th in the category of dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. The rating was awarded based on Afeka’s hybrid learning initiative, which allows all students from its 52 classrooms and labs to study simultaneously – thanks to technological investment in innovative classroom and lecturing equipment, as well as portable lab kits distributed to the students

The prestigious WURI index surveys approximately 300 institutions of higher education from about 60 countries in 6 categories:Industrial application, entrepreneurship, ethical value, student mobility and openness, crisis management, and progress in the fourth industrial revolution

.Among the institutions rated were Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Princeton, Oxford, and the Hebrew University

This is the second year running that Afeka rated top-10 in the crisis management category, placing 9th in 2021 and making top-5 this year by climbing to the honorable 5th place

This year a new category was added – Industry 4.0 – covering progress during the fourth industrial revolution through digital technology, AI, big data, cloud services, blockchain, and more

Afeka was rated 26th in this category (with Oxford rated 49th in same), due among other things to its dedicating a specialized lab for Industry 4.0, with state-of-the-art technologies such as robotic arms. Afeka additionally offers a course in 3D printing, a field identified as a crucial future skill

Says Prof. Ami Moyal, president of Afeka Tel Aviv Academic College of Engineering: “As an institution for educating engineers, we must adapt to a dynamic reality and crises, and indeed have done. We’ve adapted and equipped all classrooms and labs at Afeka for collaborative hybrid learning, with some of the students in class and others away, in order to maintain continuous
learning without disrupting our engineering students’ educational process”


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