International Academic Initiatives

The Open University of Israel engages in extensive international interactions. Faculty members initiate and maintain contact with faculty of academic institutions throughout the world. Likewise, the OUI regularly hosts university delegations and guests from other organizations around the world. The OUI’s International Academic Initiatives aim to further extend and enhance these actions and other initiatives which serve its interest in connecting to academic endeavors worldwide, and on behalf of diverse sectors and aspects of the university environment –for teaching, for students, and for faculty.
1.    Collaborations and joint ventures
An academic cooperation agreement was signed in July 2015 with The Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata, India.
The first research project, Protest in the Global Era, is underway.
2.    Working groups
3.    Conferences
Prof. Tamar Hermann participated in the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) conference in Paris, held in conjunction with UNESCO, and addressing contemporary possibilities and limitations of distance teaching. (June 2015)
4.    Visits
The OUI hosted a delegation from the Jiangsu Open University, China in order to explore opportunities for joint initiatives in distance learning. (June 2015)
5.    Contact us: Prof. Daphna Ephrat, Head of International Academic Initiatives (, Adi Berman, Coordinator, International Academic Initiatives,