Tel Aviv University

Founded in the 1950s when three smaller educational centers united, the university opened its Ramat Aviv campus in 1969. Today, Tel Aviv University is Israel’s largest, with nine faculties, 106 departments and 90 research institutes. The university’s Cymbalista Synagogue and Jewish Heritage Center—a grand structure of two circular towers rising from a rectangular base—is a high-profile architectural attraction designed by Mario Botta.