The University of Haifa is Israel's youngest research university, and its most pluralistic and progressive institution of higher learning.

A passionate commitment to excellence, innovation and community, defines the spirit of the University. Guided by this spirit, students and faculty are shaping the academic, social, scientific and economic future of Israel.


The University considers the link between academic excellence and social responsibility as its flagship, and service to the community as one of its important accomplishments.

Infused with the spirit of responsibility to society, humanity, and the environment, students and faculty volunteer to disadvantaged populations and serve as agents for change in the community.  


The University hosts many centres and institutes of research on a wide variety of subjects and fields, including: a study on cancer cells that has the potential to transform the treatment of all types of cancers, and also help provide a cure for Parkinsonís and Alzheimerís Disease; the study of psychological stress; information processing and decision making; evolution; the Holocaust; natural and environmental resources; marine biology, and the family.


More than 18,000 students study toward undergraduate and graduate degrees in the Universityís six Faculties:  Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Law, Social Welfare and Health Sciences, and Education.  

Schools include: The Graduate School of Business, the Leon H. Charney School of MarineSciences, Social Work, Public Health, Political Sciences and the Graduate School of Creative Art Therapies.










Canadian Friends of Haifa University

A vital connection between the University and its many supporters in Canada, the Canadian Friends of Haifa University raises visibility and financial support for Israel's youngest and most progressive institution of higher learning. Supporters across Canada are making a difference in the lives of a diverse population of Israeli students. We hope you will join us in this exciting effort.

The Hon. Gerry Weiner, P.C. is our National President.

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University of Haifa website

Paul Martin Receives Honorary Doctorate From University Of Haifa

On Sunday, October 20, the Ballroom at The Fairmont Royal York was filled to the brim with guests paying tribute to The Honourable Paul Martin, former Canadian Minister of Finance and Prime Minister. The honorary doctorate degree was awarded in recognition of his dedication to educating the Canadian Aboriginal population;  his commitment to social responsibility; his steadfast position against antisemitism, racism and intolerance, and his solidarity with the State of Israel.

Proceeds will establish The Paul Martin Scholarship Fund for bright, disadvantaged students at the University of Haifa


The  Canada Science Pavilion Project

Through the proceeds of the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute Dinner honouring Marvin A. Sadowski, together with a generous donation from Mr. Sadowski and an anonymous donor, the Canada Science Pavilion Project has been established at the University of Haifa.

This will be an ongoing fundraising project for Canadian Friends to support the $1.5 million project.

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            The International School

The University of Haifa's International School offers an incomparable study-abroad experience.

Overseas students are an integral part of the multicultural community of students and faculty, living in the dorms and creating bonds with Israeli students both in and out of the classroom. Through the numerous volunteer and internship possibilities, international students also experience Israel first hand, meeting Israelis and participating in Israeli society.

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