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. This is showcased in its various interdisciplinary and international programs and through its collaborations with academic institutions worldwide.
The University of Haifa is a developing and dynamic institution with a world-renowned reputation in many different fields of research. Notably, 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. In addition, the university was selected by the Council for Higher Education in Israel as a leader in the field of Marine Research as well as the field of Education in a Networked Society. The university also offers 20 English-language international academic programs, which attract excellent students from Israel and around the world.
The University is situated atop Mount Carmel, where Haifa’s southern boundary verges on the Carmel National Park, providing a picturesque natural campus landscape where over 18,000 students come to study for their undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees.
Our faculty and student population is unique in its composition. We host an exciting and inspiring cultural mosaic of secular and religious Jews, Christian and Muslim Arabs, Druze and Bedouins, new immigrants, native Israelis and a growing number of international students and staff. The University of Haifa is the most pluralistic institution of higher learning in Israel and serves as an 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 mission is to foster academic excellence in an atmosphere of tolerance and multiculturalism – an environment which contributes to excellent research and to exceptional, creative and productive alumni – while strengthening Israel’s northern region for the benefit of Israel as a whole. We view this mission as being of strategic importance to the continued existence and prosperity of the State of Israel.
The University offers undergraduate courses, graduate programmes, MA programmes and new graduate programmes. New programmes are in Bio-Medical sciences, International Law and Intellectual property, Public Health, Agriculture etc.