TEL AVIV (Oct. 25)
Tel Aviv University has received a grant of 95, 000, 000 pounds ($31, 666, 666) from the Israel Government for the implementation of a four-year building program, it was announced here today by Dr. George Wise, president of the university. The program will include construction of a dozen buildings, including a central library, an education building to be named after the late Moshe Sharett, a school of business administration, a medical school, dormitories for students and structures for several other academic departments.
Dr. Wise made his announcement as the university opened its new academic year with an enrollment of 5, 000 students. According to Benzion Katz, rector of the institution, this year’s enrollment has doubled the university’s previous student population. One reason for the sudden growth, he said, is the fact that Tel Aviv University has now incorporated social science students previously enrolled at the Tel Aviv branch of the Hebrew University.