The National Union of Israeli students (www.nuis.ac.il) is an umbrella organization representing 300,000 students in 60 higher education institutes and vocational schools throughout Israel. Founded in 1934, it strives to protect and promote students’ rights, in both the academic sphere and the socio-economic aspects. In addition, it aims to strengthen the Israeli society, by leading social reforms, creating public agendas and performing social and voluntary activities. This is due to our belief that the role of students exceeds acquiring knowledge, as they have the ability and responsibility to form, build and promote the society they live in.

NUIS also operates to create a joint dialogue and a relationship based on common values and understandings with students in campuses around the world. Thus, it is a member of several international student organizations, as well as Jewish student organizations.

NUIS is comprised of professional departments enacting the policy created for the student community, by the Chairperson and the local student bodies in each of the higher education institutes. The professional departments include: Social Involvement, Scholarships, Academic Affairs, Policy and Research, Government Relations and Lobby, Minority Rights for Students, Foreign Relations, Spokesperson and Public Relations.

Contacts:

Ms. Keren Yehezkel

Ms. Keren Yehezkel

Keren Yehezkel has a BA and MA in Art and Film from Tel Aviv University and is currently a PhD candidate at the School of Philosophy, Linguistics and Science Studies at Tel Aviv University.

In the past, she was a part of the developing team of the first online course and was the head of student exchange office both at Tel Aviv University. She is also a Teaching Assistant.

At the National Union of Israeli Students, she is the campus academia coordinator in charge of the professional training of all the academic departments at the Israeli student unions in the areas of regulations, rights and enhancing teaching and learning.

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