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  8/3/2012, Av 15, 5772

Bar-Ilan President: Growth for Tzfat Medical School


President Moshe Kaveh of Bar-Ilan University said, Thursday, that his institution's fledgling medical school in Tzfat is keeping Israeli students and faculty in the the country and it will grow. In a special Arutz Sheva interview at the "Lo Bashamayim" (Not in Heaven) festival in the Upper Galilee community of Kfar Blum, Professor Kaveh said 125 new students have joined the school with a long-term goal of a thousand students. He said the school had absorbed 50 faculty members from the best universities in the world, adding that that number will go up by 50 percent.

Kaveh said that eight buildings are under construction on the 100 dunam grounds. He hoped to raise $200 million, to be matched by the state en route to making the facility among the best places for medical research in the field.