College of Management Academic Studies

Official translation into English (if original is not English): 
College of Management Academic Studies
Mailing address: 
Elie Wiesel St 2,
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Prof. Orna Ben-Naftali
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Title/Position: 
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Email:
Focal point 1 - Name: 
Dr. Yael Israel-Cohen
Focal point 1 - Title: 
Director, Office of International Academic Affairs
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Focal point 2 - Name: 
Prof. Benjamin Gidron
Focal point 2 - Title: 
Head of Research Authority
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Focal point 3 - Name: 
Or Vardi
Focal point 3 - Title: 
Project Manager
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Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
.The main institutions offices and office-holders of COLMAN are the following: The board of trustees is the general assembly of COLMAN. Its functions include setting COLMAN’s policy; overseeing the management of its assets; appointing the members of the board of directors and the college’s president; raising resource required for the College’s activities and providing it with public backing.The board of directors is responsible for COLMAN's management within the framework and policies set up by the board of trustees. It manages the College’s administrative, financial, asset-related and legal matters.High academic council The High Academic Council is the highest academic entity of the college. It comprises of the President, the Rector, all Deans and Department Heads and all senior academic staff. The High Academic Council authorizes the establishment of new academic programs, sets forth academic policies and oversees academic activities. It is sovereign in reaching decisions on academic matters. COLMAN's President is both the principal academic authority and the principal executive authority of the College. As the principal academic authority, the President answers to the High Academic Council, chairs the latter and is responsible for implementing its decisions. In this capacity, the President represents the College before the Israeli Council for Higher Education and other educational entities. In the capacity as the principal executive authority, the President is responsible for the management of the College’s financial dealings and budget implementation and for initiating activities related to its further development. The Rector is the responsible, on behalf of the President, for the development of academic programs, for overseeing appointment and promotion processes and for interfacing with the Israeli Council for Higher Education. The Rector oversees the functioning of the Academic Secretary and the Center for Academic Excellence, comprising the Research Authority and the Teaching Authority, and the Office of International Academic Affairs. The CEO is responsible, on behalf of the President, for all the financial, budgetary, human resources, marketing, managerial, administrative, and operational activities of the College.
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
In the area of Capacity-Building in Higher Education, COLMAN is the coordinator and leading institution in an Erasmus+ Capacity in Higher Education Initiative called WILLIAM. WILLIAM is a consortium of 12 institutions in the EU and Israel promoting Internationalization at Home. With an increasingly interconnected world, it is critical that all students benefit from an international education, not only those who are mobile and can study abroad. Internationalization at Home is about all students benefiting from an international education within their own campus, thereby making internationalization accessible to the masses of students, and not limited to the elite few who are financially able and can fit this experience into their studies. In the area of Human Rights, COLMAN hold a position of the Emile Zola Chair for Human Rights. This chair is responsible both for the teaching, research, and additional academic activities surrounding Human Rights, both internationally and with a focus on our local context. In the area of Sustainability, COLMAN has established in recent years The Center for Impact Investing, ACTO, which is a leading academic center in Israel providing students with courses, training, and degree specialties in the realm of impact and sustainable development. The center is active in research, education, and policy making promoting businesses to take on the Sustainable Development Goals and educating them towards this. In this direction, the college faculty is currently involved in a large research project together with the Innovation Authority of the Government, to map companies in Israel by their SDGs and work to better conceptualize the involvement of Israeli companies with SDGs and how these goals can be further deepened in the Israeli start-up scene. In the area of Justice - the school of Law at the college runs clinic education center are engaged in this way in racial equality, gender and family law, and freedom of information. Through these clinics, MA Law students provide support and consultation for individuals in the community who have faced injustice and are not sure what their steps should be and how to approach the judicial system. The students, with the guidance of leading faculty, work with the individuals in the community to purse plans of action.