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Bar-ilan University Ordered to Cease Issuing Doctoral Degrees

Israel’s Council for Higher Education ruled today that Bar-Han University must discontinue awards of Master and Doctoral degrees. One Ph.D. and 25 Masters’ degrees have been granted by the University this year for the first time.

The Council ruled that those “who received the degrees in good faith” may not make use of them pending an investigation into each case by a Council committee. The Education Ministry said that the University awarded the degrees “out of an erroneous interpretation of the law under which authority to grant degrees is invested in the Council for Higher Education.”