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About the University

The University of Haifa, established in 1972, is an academic institution whose initial and central function is to carry out excellent academic teaching and research. The academic excellence is showcased in many various interdisciplinary and international programs and by means of collaborations with academic institutions around the world.

The University of Haifa is a developing and dynamic institution with a world-renowned reputation in many different fields of research, and it is the leading University in Israel in the fields of the Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Welfare and Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Education and Management.  The University was selected by the Council for Higher Education to lead the field of Marine Research as well as the field of Education in a Networked Society.  The University offers 20 international academic programs in the English language which attract many excellent students from Israel and abroad.  

The University is situated atop Mount Carmel, where Haifa’s southern boundary verges on the Carmel National Park which is one of the most beautiful places in Israel, and over 18,000 students study here for their undergraduate, graduate and doctoral Degrees.

Our faculty and student population is unique in its composition.   We have the largest number of military and security personnel who acquire their education there alongside Jewish, Haredi and secular students, new immigrants, Arabs and Druze.  The University of Haifa is the most pluralistic institution of higher learning in Israel and is a shining example of how excellent research and teaching can be conducted in an atmosphere of mutual respect and inclusion. This is our contribution to the State of Israel and its continued strength.

The University’s distinctive mission is to foster academic excellence in an atmosphere of tolerance and multiculturalism – an environment which contributes to excellent research and to more exceptional, creative and productive alumni – while strengthening Israel’s northern region to the benefit of strengthening Israel as a whole. We view this mission as being of strategic importance to the continued existence and prosperity of the State of Israel.