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Isreal's exceptional workforce

Israel enjoys one of the most highly educated, entrepreneurial and multi-cultural workforces in the world. It is no wonder that so many profitable innovations come from Israel, which boasts one of the highest number of patent filings per capita.

Highly Educated & Trained Professionals

Made up of 145 scientists for every 10.000 workers, the highest proportion in the world, Israel leads the world in the quality of its work force. Israeli scientists are educated both at Israel’s own excellent institutions of higher education, and abroad, at some of the world’s top universities. The quality of Israel's own scientific research institutions is ranked 3rd in the world by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Further evidence of the excellence of Israel’s scientific institutions is provided by the number of Nobel Laureates.

  • Mathematician Robert J. Aumann received the 2005 Nobel Prize in Economics for explaining conflict and cooperation by means of game theory.
  • In 2004 the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Professor Aaron Ciechanover and Professor Avraham Hershko, both from the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa (Technion) for the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation.
  • In 2009 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009 was awarded to Professor Ada E. Yonath from the Weizmann Institute of Science for her studies of the structure and function of the ribosome.

Entrepreneurial Spirit

Israel is noted for its entrepreneurial spirit. Israel's entrepreneurship quickly transforms start-up companies into profitable and competitive companies. This is evident by the fact that Israel has the largest number of NASDAQ listed companies outside the United States and an increasing number of companies listed on the LSE. Apart from Silicon Valley, the highest concentration of high-tech companies in the world is found in Israel, with around 4,000 businesses.

The successful start-up community is supported by the world's 2nd largest venture capital market, as ranked by the WEF. These startups raises among the largest amount of funds globally.

This spirit extends not only to running independent businesses, but also to patent registration. Israel is ranked 4th in the world for number of utility patents per capita by the WEF (2009) and leads the world in patents for medical equipment. This is, in part, due to Israel's government policy which encourages the transfer of knowledge form academia to industry. This close collaboration has successfully converted research into successful, profitable businesses.


Israel's highly educated population comes from over 100 countries across five continents. This results in a multi-lingual and multi-cultural by definition. In addition to Hebrew and Arabic, Israel’s two official languages, many Israelis are fluent in English, as well as other languages such as Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and many more.