New college campus to be built in south Tel Aviv
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Planned campus will host the Afeka College of Engineering in the Yad Eliyahu neighborhood in south Tel Aviv.
The Israel Lands Authority and the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality have recently signed an agreement to build an academic campus in the Yad Eliyahu neighborhood in the south of the city.The planned campus will host the Afeka College of Engineering, which is today located in the Neot Afeka neighborhood in the northern part of the city and will move upon completion of the facilities in the next few years.The 11 hectares allocated for the construction of the campus will allow two academic buildings of five floors each, a large public space as well as students’ dormitories.The project is expected to be able to host some 5,000 students. According to the municipality, the area in which the campus will be established is designed to function as a metropolitan public center, which already hosts several high schools and community centers.Tel Aviv-Jaffa Mayor Ron Huldai said in a statement this week that the transfer of the Afeka college and the establishment of the campus is “another step” in the municipality’s efforts to renew and develop the southern part of the city. In recent years, it has invested in renewing local infrastructure – such as the local parks and the Nokia Arena – and establishing a community center to support the many young families moving to the area.Deputy Mayor Arnon Giladi said that he is “delighted that after several years of work, we can finally advance the transfer of Afeka College to the Yad Eliyahu neighborhood” and added that the move plays a part in the fair distribution of academic institutions in Tel Aviv-Jaffa.“I am confident that the college will contribute to and improve the area,” he said.