Summary: Chapter 2
The Faculty of Exact Sciences
The Faculty of Exact Sciences is one of the six faculties in Bar-Ilan University.
It contains five departments, each with its own study program, professors and
administrative staff, and in addition has a role in the Interdisciplinary Program for
Brain Research. The departments are Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics,
Physics and the School of Engineering, and there is also a program in Optometry.
§2.1 The History of the Faculty
The program for natural sciences and mathematics was one of the original four
study programs when the university was founded. It became a faculty with the
accreditation of the Council of Higher Education after the university as a whole was
accredited in 1969.
In its original form, the subjects covered by the program included biology,
chemistry, mathematics and physics. When the program became a faculty, these
specialties became departments, each with its own Chair. Some of the original
buildings in which the Faculty was housed are still in use in the southwest portion of
the campus (200 the area of Exact Sciences).
A second spurt of building on campus added four new buildings with added lab
and computer space: the new Physics building (202), the new Chemistry building
(211), the Biology building (212), and the Mathematics-Computer Center building