Israeli Council Restores Doctoral Degrees to Bar Ilan University

The Government’s Council on Higher Education, which must approve the academic standards in all Israeli colleges and universities, ruled today that all but three doctoral degrees previously issued by Bar-Han University will be given recognition retroactively. The Council had ruled previously that none of the higher degrees issued by Bar Ilan will be recognized, but reversed itself “to prevent suffering” on the part of the holders of those degrees.

The Council added that there will be no further recognition of higher degrees from BarIlan and Tel Aviv University until the academic standards are investigated and authorizations are issued. As to the three degrees not recognized in today’s order, the holders of those diplomas will have to take special examinations before their status is validated.

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