“In the rough and tumble reality of the Middle East, Tel Aviv University is at the front line of the critical work to maintain Israel”s military and technological edge.
(Tel Aviv University Review, Winter 2008-9)
Tel Aviv University (TAU) is Israel”s largest university. Like any large university, TAU hosts an extensive range of well-regarded research and teaching programmes in almost every discipline. Unlike most large universities, TAU is also heavily and openly involved in military research and development (R&D), deeming the pursuit of state security prerogatives and academic research to be harmonious enterprises at the centre of its institutional mission. The following pages offer a brief and necessarily incomplete description of just some of the current work being conducted in the dozens of TAU departments presently collaborating with the military.”