The Open University of Israel aims to make higher education accessible, without prerequisite admission requirements, to all individuals who seek to fully utilize their learning potential, thus allowing them to expand and enrich their educational capital and employability. By offering challenging academic programs, developing advanced distance learning methods, and reaching out to the geographic and socioeconomic periphery, the Open University strives to be a leading force for social inclusion and academic empowerment in Israel, while maintaining excellence in academic teaching and research.