Established in 1955, Bar-Ilan University is today Israel's largest university with a total undergraduate and graduate student enrollment of more than 34,000 at its main Ramat Gan campus and six regional colleges. With more than 1,600 senior and junior faculty members, BIU has achieved an international reputation for academic and research excellence, especially, but not limited to the fields of archaeology, bio-medicine, brain sciences, cancer, communications and information security, cognitive sciences, marine biology, magnetism and superconductivity, multilingualism, nanotechnology and advanced materials, and renewable energy. Building on successes in FP6 & FP7, BIU is committed to strengthening its research and innovation infrastructure for Horizon 2020. BIU supports this research initiative with 76 research centers and 66 academic chairs.
Bar Ilan Business School has launched Entrepreneur in Residence Programme, which is the first Academic Counseling program for Entrepreneurs in Israel. Expert advisor of Bar Ilan university is a co-founder of Startup Weekend in Israel and is involved in organization of Startup Weekend in Tel Aviv. Expert advisor of Bar Ilan University established cross-accelerator relationship with EBAN through the first Israeli hi-tech accelerator VentureGeeks