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The tenure of the chair of the Faculty of Science and Technology Prof. Yaffe Zilbrashtz was extended

In addition, Attorney Zvi Hauser was appointed as a public representative in the Planning and Budgeting Committee of the Council for Higher Education

Head of Technical and Technical Studies Prof. Yaffe Zilbrashtz at the Afka conference for the development of national human capital in engineering. Photo: Avi Blizovsky
Head of the Faculty of Science and Technology, Prof. Yaffe Zilbrashtz, at the Afka conference for the development of national human capital in engineering. Photo: Avi Blizovsky

The Minister of Education and Chairman of the Council for Higher Education, Naftali Bennett, decided to extend the term of office of the Chairman of the Committee for Planning and Budgeting (VTC), Prof. Yaffe Zilbarschat. Zilbreschatz will complete three years in the position this coming September, at the end of which her tenure can be extended, as is customary, by another three years.

During Zilbreschat's tenure as chairman of the Higher Education System, the budget of the higher education system expanded from 10 billion NIS to 12 billion NIS between 2016-2018. Among the areas she has promoted are the upgrading of infrastructure and research funds, making higher education accessible to the periphery, increasing the number of students in high-tech professions, strengthening the interface between academia and industry and promoting digital learning, alongside the promotion of various sectors of Israeli society (Orthodox, Arabs, etc.) in the world of academia and the integration of students from foreign countries .

Appointment of a public representative - Adv. Zvi Hauser

Minister Bennett will propose the candidacy of Adv.

Hauser held a number of senior positions in the public sector, including: the 17th Secretary of the Government, the Secretary of the Political-Security Cabinet, Acting Director General of the Prime Minister's Office, initiator and chairman of the national program "Landmarks" to strengthen the national heritage and chairman of the " A journey" to deepen the relationship with the young people of the Jewish people in the Diaspora. In the private sector, he served as a business and regulatory consultant to Israeli and international entities and companies, as well as a member of the board of directors at Sela Capital Real Estate, as well as a special consultant at the law firm Goldfarb - Seligman & Co. Today, Hauser serves as the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Land of Israel Museum.

The decisions will be brought for approval at the next MLA meeting to be held this week.

Minister Bennett said that "these are worthy appointments of people with proven work and rich experience. Prof. Zilbrescht has so far promoted a series of significant moves as the chairman of the HTA and I am confident that she is the right person to continue the momentum of action in the world of academia. As part of his role as a public representative of Bot, I am convinced that Mr. Zvi Hauser, a person of great stature and experience in the public and private sector, will be able to contribute greatly to the development of the field of higher education in Israel."

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