he Peres Academic Center is based on an academic and educational vision outlined at its establishment by its founders. Striving for excellence, not only in research but in education and in human values and ethics, is the basis of this vision.
In the words of Yehoshua Ben Perachya, we call upon our students to “make for yourself a teacher and acquire for yourself a friend,” whereas we, the teachers, hope to “create many students”, as did the men of the Great Assembly, in their time.
The teacher and the friend can be embodied in the same person or in different people. Either way, the learning experience we, the teachers, aim to provide is based on our desire to share our knowledge and experience so that by promoting joint learning we create a community of teachers and learners.
The learning that takes place at the Peres Academic Center stems from the deep inter-personal bond formed between the lecturers and students and from the efforts made by the lecturers to provide each student with a comprehensive outlook of the theoretical discipline they are studying, beyond the particulars and minutiae of the material studied. This outlook needs to include the majority of links between the studied material and other subjects, nearby academic disciplines, real life, and the students’ personal interests. We are confident that you will put your talents and curiosity to good use and make the best of your studies.
Professor Ron Shapira
Rector of the Peres Academic Center