The Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA), in cooperation with the Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage, the Jerusalem Municipality, and academic institutions in the city, promotes development plans that draw on Jerusalem’s advantage in terms of the diversity and quantity of institutions of higher education active in the city

These programs seek to increase the number of students who come to study in Jerusalem, with an emphasis on students for knowledge-rich industry, and to encourage young people to settle in the city. This approach reflects the understanding that educated human capital is the basis for economic development in the city.
The JDA undertakes several actions to this end:

The Academic City initiative ( provides all the information students need in order to study, live, have fun, and work in Jerusalem.
This includes:

For further information about higher education in Jerusalem, see the website of the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research – click here.