Academic Studies in Israel: More Computer Science, Less Law, Humanities
Between 2013 and 2018, the number of students who signed up for computer science and math degrees has gone up by approximately 53%
More and more Israeli students enroll in tech-related undergraduate degree programs, likely in hopes of securing a lucrative position within the country’s booming tech industry. According to recently released data by the Israeli government Council for Higher Education, Israel's supervisory body for universities and colleges, between 2013 and 2018 the number of students who signed up for computer science and math degrees has gone up by approximately 53%, from 10,924 to 16,780.
In Israel, tech workers accounted for 8.7% of the national workforce in 2018, up from 8.3% in 2017, according to a report published in August by the government’s tech investment arm, the Israel Innovation Authority. The IIA recorded some 300,000 filled full-time tech positions in the country in 2018. By mid-2019, this number increased to 307,000.
The number of students who enrolled in engineering degrees in Israel has gone up approximately 10% between 2013 and 2018, from 31,867 to 35,041.