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The University of Haifa (Hebrew: אוניברסיטת חיפה Arabic: جامعة حيفا) is a university located on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel. Founded in 1963, the University of Haifa received full academic accreditation in 1972, becoming Israel's sixth academic institution and the fourth university. The university has the largest university library in Israel. As of 2019, approximately 18,000 students were enrolled at the University of Haifa. Among Israeli higher education institutions the University of Haifa has the largest percentage (41%) of Arab-Israeli students.
אוניברסיטת חיפה (Hebrew)
32°45′45″N 35°01′05″E / 32.76250°N 35.01806°E
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The University of Haifa was founded in 1963 by Haifa mayor Abba Hushi, to operate under the academic auspices of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Haifa University is located on Mount Carmel. In 1972, the University of Haifa declared its independence and became the sixth academic institution in Israel and the fourth university.
About 18,100 undergraduate and graduate students study in the university a wide variety of topics, specializing in social sciences, humanities, law and education. The university is broadly divided into six Faculties: Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Science and Science Education, Social Welfare and Health Studies, and Education. There is also the Graduate School of Management, The Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences and the Continuing Education and Extension Studies, as well as an international school offering courses in English.
Beyond the objective of a first-rate higher education, the University of Haifa aims to provide equal educational opportunities to all, and in particular to encourage mutual understanding and cooperation between the Jewish and Arab populations on and off campus. The university is a home for students from all sectors of Israeli society - Jews, Muslims, Christians, Druze, religious and secular students and also many students from all over the world who study in the international school.
The University of Haifa is home to the Hecht Museum of archaeology and art, several research centers and institutes, including the Evolution Institute, Center for the Study of the Information Society, Center for the Study of National Security, Tourism Research Center, and more. The university also hosts a large IBM research center on its campus.
Examples of the university research centers:
- The Institute of Evolution
- The Center for Cyber, Law and Policy
- Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics Center
- The Integrated Brain and Behavior Research Center (IBBR)
- The Institute of Information Processing and Decision Making
- The Max Wertheimer Minerva Center for Cognitive Processes
- Haifa Interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Computer Science
- The National Security Studies Center
- The Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities
- Center for Spatial Information Systems Research (CSISR)
- Maritime Policy & Strategy Research Center
- The Haifa Center for German European Studies
- The Weiss-Livnat International Center for Holocaust Research and Education
International MA programsEdit
- Child Development
- Diplomacy Studies
- Modern German and European Studies
- MBA in Sustainability
- Public Health (MPH)
- Holocaust Studies
- Israel Studies
- Jewish Studies
- Maritime Civilizations
- National Security Studies
- Peace and Conflict Management
- Public Management and Policy (MPA)
- International Relations
- Marine Geosciences (MSc.)
- International MBA
- Marine Biology (MSc.)
Zinman Institute of ArchaeologyEdit
The Zinman Institute of Archaeology is a research institute under Haifa's Faculty of Humanities. It was founded in 1988 with a donation from Betty and Philip Zinman and specializes in the archaeology of northern Israel, especially the area around Mount Carmel.
Mishpat U’Memshal (Law and Government) – Founded in 1992, the journal deals with current and relevant public law issues. The publishing team is mainly composed of students under the academic supervision of a senior editor appointed by the Faculty of Law.
Hearot Din (Illuminating the Law) – Founded in 2004, the journal deals with changes in legal rulings in Israel. The publishing team is mainly composed of students under the academic supervision of a senior editor appointed by the Faculty of Law.
Din U’Devarim (Haifa Law Review) – Founded in 2005, the journal focuses on the interaction between the law and other fields of knowledge, especially the humanities and social sciences, but also serves as a platform for traditional legal writing. Faculty members produce the articles with the assistance of outstanding students at the Faculty of Law.
The Journal of Holocaust Research—formerly Dapim: Studies on the Holocaust (2009–2018)—is a bilingual (Hebrew and English) academic journal produced by the University of Haifa and the Ghetto Fighters' House and published by Routledge. It is available online and in print.
Michmanim – The Reuben and Edith Hecht Museum publishes a scholarly, dual language journal on archaeological research and artifacts in the museum's collections.
- University President – Professor Ron Robin
- University Rector – Professor Gur Alroey
- President, Board of Governors – Bradley Bloom
- Yitzhak Aharonovich, Israeli parliamentarian, Minister of Internal Security (2009-2015)
- Gabi Ashkenazi, IDF Chief of Staff (2007-2011)
- Ashraf Barhom, Israeli Arab actor
- Ronen Bergman, investigative journalist and author
- Inna Braverman, founder Eco Wave Power
- Meir Dagan, director of the Mossad
- Abdulwahab Darawshe, Israeli Arab parliamentarian (1984-1999)
- Yaakov Edri, Israeli parliamentarian (2003-2013), held several cabinet portfolios
- Nabila Espanioly, clinical psychologist, social worker and founder of Al-Tufula Center
- Benjamin Gantz, IDF Chief of General Staff (2011-2015), Alternate Prime Minister of Israel
- Noah Gal Gendler (born 1957), Ambassador of Israel to Albania
- Carine Goren, Israeli pastry chef, cookbook author, and television baking show host
- Gabriel Hallevy professor of law
- Dan Harel, IDF general, CEO of the Israeli Ministry of Transportation
- Maya Kalle-Bentzur (born 1958), Israeli Olympic runner and long jumper
- Ram Karmi, architect
- Gadeer Mreeh, first Druze woman to become a member of the Knesset
- Idan Ofer, London-based Israeli business magnate and philanthropist
- Mazi Melesa Pilip, Ethiopian-born American politician
- Igor Polovets, owner of the RPI Group of Companies (Russian Petroleum Investor), including RPI International and RPI Eastern Europe
- Yael Rubinstein Ambassador to Singapore 2013-2017
- Moran Samuel, rower and basketball player, bronze medalist at 2016 Rio Paralympic Games
- Bernardo Sorj, sociologist
- Yochanan Vollach, footballer, president of Maccabi Haifa, CEO
- Haneen Zoabi, Israeli Arab parliamentarian (2009-2019), first Arab woman to be elected to the legislature on an Arab party's list
- A. B. Yehoshua (1936–2022), novelist, essayist, and playwright
- Gad Barzilai
- Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi
- Nitza Ben-Dov
- David Bukay
- Shay Bushinsky
- Aharon Dolgopolsky
- Doron Kliger
- Eli Lancman
- Ronit Matalon
- Eviatar Nevo (born 1929), Evolutionary Biologist, Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences USA
- Ronny Reich
- Daniel Schueftan
- Brenda Shaffer
- Camelia Suleiman, professor and academic
- Arnon Sofer
- Yuval Steinitz philosopher, former finance minister of Israel.
- Avigdor Stematsky (1908–89), painter
- Edward Trifonov (born 1937), molecular biophysicist, a founder of Israeli bioinformatics
- Natan Zach (born 1930), poet
- Dana Amir psychoanalyst
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