1963 is a momentous year for this developing academic institution. Located in Ramat Aviv, north of Tel Aviv and south of Herzelia, Israel’s largest university evolves over the previous seven years combining several institutes including the Academic Institute of Natural Sciences and the Academic Institute of Jewish Studies. In 1963, its first president is inaugurated and its faculty of medicine is established, which later becomes the prestigious Sackler School of Medicine. Currently, with more than 30,000 students, it possesses world class rankings with prestigious graduate programs in Law and Economics, Engineering and Arts, Life Sciences and Bio-Medicine, the Natural Sciences, Medicine, Law, and in several social science disciplines. Among its many prestigious units is the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies and African Studies.