The Changemakers Evening



Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University (CFTAU) operates with a mission to pursue the advancement of and raise awareness for Tel Aviv University (TAU) in Canada.

Tel Aviv University is a cultural, scientific and entrepreneurial hub in the heart of the startup nation.

Guided by a vision to make the world a better place, students, faculty and researchers are on the path to discovery on pressing issues in health, science, security, the arts and much more.

As Israel’s largest public institution of higher learning – government agencies, defense contractors and international corporations like IBM, Google, Microsoft and Intel regularly turn to TAU to collaborate on the next big idea from AI to state-of-the-art research services that only TAU can provide.

Consistently ranked in the top 20 in the world in terms of scientific citations and among the top 100 universities internationally, Tel Aviv University is also Israel’s first choice for students, and its graduates are the most sought after by Israeli companies.

In 2019, the Marker magazine published its list of 40 most influential people under 40 in Israel, and TAU Alumni had 12 entries. The university has been ranked 8th among the top 10 schools globally for producing successful, venture capital-backed founders of companies, in a survey of 13,000 entrepreneurs worldwide (Pitchbook 2019). TAU remains the only non-U.S. university to make the top 10.


  • No. 1 in research output globally among Israeli universities
  • No. 1 in citation impact globally among Israeli universities2,000,000 + people served in TAU’s 17 affiliated hospitals
  • 2,000,000 + people served in TAU’s 17 affiliated hospitals
  • More than 300 research centres, institutes and chairs
  • 3,500 research projects each year
  • 35 schools and 400 labs
  • 30,000 students including 2,100 international students from more than 100 countries
  • Cooperative agreements with 280+ academic institutions in 40 countries
  • Six of the top 12 innovations of the last decade originated with TAU professors and alumni – Waze, Iron Dome, SapceIL, Moonshot, Mobileye, DayTwo and the first-ever 3D-printed live heart
  • Reuters “Top 100 Innovation University” 66th among universities worldwide for the most U.S. patents granted in 2019
  • Eighth in the world for graduates with successful startups and the only non-U.S. university to make the top 10
  • Home to The Steve Tisch School of Film & Television, an internationally ranked, top 15 film school, whose graduates have received 6 Oscar nominations for Best Foreign Language Film
  • The on-campus Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Israel National Center for Biodiversity Studies has more than 5M specimens and is the only Natural History Museum in the Middle East
  • The Florence and George Wise Observatory is the only space observatory in the Middle East
  • Sixth in winning European research grants among 172 European research institutions

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