The department of information systems has been established in 2002. The development of the department, in all academic parameters, is systematic: in 2008 the graduate program has been established. Also, the number of faculty members has been increasing, and is expected to keep increasing, as well as the rate of publications and the scope of research grants.
The department is interdisciplinary and practicable in nature. A great emphasis is placed on industry relations, on applied research, and on cooperative research with other departments in the faculty of social sciences, in the university as well as outside of it. The curriculum reflects this emphasis through the industrial nature of the undergraduate final project in the variety of double-major coordinated programs and through partaking in the ISLINK program that enables one to study in a variety of universities worldwide for one semester, during the undergraduate degree or the graduate degree.