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Northwestern and Israel

Northwestern and Israel

In Israel, Northwestern offers its students and faculty innovative educational and research opportunities across many scholarly fields through collaborative partnerships and creative ventures.


Partner InstitutionPartner Type & Sponsor
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv University: Coller School of Management
Tel Aviv University: Sackler Faculty of Medicine
Tel Aviv University: The Buchmann Faculty of Law

Units and Groups

Crown Family Gathering Snapshot

Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies

The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies offers a program in Israel Studies that promotes the academic study of the modern state of Israel through rigorous and interdisciplinary teaching, scholarship, and research. Its aim is to study all facets of the modern state of Israel, focusing on the history, politics, culture, and economics of contemporary Israeli society, as well as Israeli technological and scientific scholarship.
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Jewish Studies Graduate Cluster

Jewish Studies Graduate Cluster

The Jewish Studies Graduate Cluster provides students with rigorous training in Jewish history, culture, and thought. It is comprised of faculty and students from across the humanities and social sciences, and provides opportunities for inter-disciplinary engagement, collaboration, and community building.
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Moroccan Wall

Middle East and North African Studies Program (MENA)

The Middle East and North African Studies Program (MENA) offers the Northwestern community an in-depth understanding of the region that stretches from Morocco to the Gulf States and Iran, and from the Mediterranean into the Sahara and beyond.
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Students Gathered

Student Groups

  • Fiedler Hillel
  • J Street U Northwestern
  • Save a Child’s Heart
  • Students for Justice in Palestine
  • TAMID Group
  • Wildcats for Israel
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Research Highlight

Water in Israel

At Northwestern, a coordinated effort between the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, the McCormick School of Engineering, and the Northwestern Center for Water Research is dedicated to the examination of water in Israel. This interdisciplinary collaboration includes an annual undergraduate seminar on water in Israel and the Middle East, an annual international symposium, and a 12-day Global Engineering Trek to Israel, in which students study the realities and impact of water issues first-hand.


Northwestern students studying in Israel have the opportunity to learn in one of the oldest and most historic regions in the world, deepening their knowledge and Northwestern's relationship with the country.

  • 113 Northwestern students in Israel:
  • 5 Undergraduate
  • 108 Graduate

Northwestern students in Israel include 5 undergraduate students on a Northwestern exchange program, 18 MBA student on an exchange program, 87 executive MBA students on a joint degree program, and 3 medical students on clinical rotations.

  • 14 students from Israel at Northwestern:
  • 1 Undergraduate
  • 7 Masters
  • 6 Doctoral

For historical data visit the Office of International Student and Scholar Services website.


~1,250Northwestern alumni are based in Israel.

One-third are located in Tel Aviv.

The Kellogg Alumni Club of Israel offers social and networking opportunities to keep alumni connected to Northwestern and fellow alumni in Israel. Other ways to get and stay connected can be found here.


Click through the timeline to find out about past events, workshops, conferences and news stories.

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Download the Northwestern and Israel Brief- a compressed version of the information featured on this page.

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Due to the irregularities in student mobility because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this webpage contains data from the 2018-2019 academic year. All other information is up-to-date as of November 2020. For questions or comments about the information listed here, please contact Janka Pieper, Director of Communications.