As the largest research university in Israel’s northern region and academic home to a community of students that most accurately mirrors Israeli society, the University of Haifa is of unique strategic importance to the State of Israel.
The University’s mission is to cultivate academic excellence, create a shared Israeli experience, and promote democratic values. An exciting and inspiring cultural mosaic, the University has the most diverse student population in Israel. Jews, Arabs, Druze, new immigrants, IDF officers and security personnel come together to study, research, socialize and share knowledge in an atmosphere of coexistence, tolerance, and mutual respect. It is such an environment that contributes to outstanding research and a community of exceptional, creative, and productive alumni. We believe that fostering outstanding research while strengthening Israel’s northern region and promoting a diverse environment is of strategic importance for the continued existence and prosperity of the State of Israel.
The University of Haifa stands atop Mount Carmel, where Haifa’s southern boundary verges on the Carmel National Park. Over 18,000 students study here for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees. The University of Haifa is fully committed to academic excellence, which is expressed in its many and diverse interdisciplinary and international programs and collaborations with academic institutions around the world. The University of Haifa has gained an international reputation in many research areas, and is Israel’s leading university in the humanities, social sciences, education, and marine research.
16 February 2017
At the University of Haifa and the Jaffa Academic College, Aluma operates an experimental program to reduce dropout rates, based on the first social impact bond in Israel.
Social impact bonds are a type of impact investing, a philanthropy-investment hybrid that aims to generate returns for investors while supporting social-service programs.
2 February 2017
Increasing access to higher education for Israel’s Arab citizens is an essential part of realising this population’s potential to contribute to Israel’s economic prosperity and improve socio-economic
2 August 2016
Israeli-Arabs in the North and South of the country suffered from significantly more anxiety that Israeli-Jews during the Second Lebanon War a decade ago and the Cast Lead Operation in Gaza in 2008 to 2009, according to a new University of Haifa study.
Arabs were subjected to injury and death just like Jews during the two wars. Being attacked by Arab countries made them feel completely helpless, said Dr. Pnina Ron of the university’s school of social work who conducted the research.
New publication from the Jewish-Arab Center at University of Haifa focuses on the housing market among Arab Citizens in Israel
9 March 2016
Profesessor Khamaisi of the University of Haifa describes the unique features of residential housing in the context of the Arab citizens of Israel. Based on
20 August 2015
A delegation of 17 faculty and leading members of the University of Haifa community visited the Church of Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes following an arson and graffiti attack on the church last month. The hate-crime was strongly condemned by Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin, and a wide array of voices from within Israeli society.
18 August 2015
A new guide to teaching tolerance from preschool through to high school was published by the education division of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel in preparation for the new school year.