Israelís leading University in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Education and Marine Research


Haifa, Israelís third largest city, is well known for the tolerance and understanding that exists between its citizens. The multicultural population of the region is reflected in the inspiring cultural mosaic of students and faculty at the University of Haifa.  

The Universityís primary mission, since its establishment in 1972, has been the pursuit of excellence in teaching and research.

Today, with a diverse student population of more than 20,000 the University has grown


into a thriving academic centre comprising 7 Faculties, 54 Departments, 8 Schools and 64 Research Centres and Institutes.

With the largest number of military and security personnel enrolled in an Israeli university, high ranking IDF officers and senior government officials have been educated for more than 25 years through the University's National Security Studies Program.


The University of Haifa is strengthening Israelís northern periphery by educating teachers, healthcare, legal and business professionals.

Much-needed community services are provided, including free legal clinics and trauma counselling. Students and faculty also volunteer to assist disadvantaged populations and serve as agents for change in the community.










Supporting the University of Haifa
in Canada

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. Dr. Arnie Aberman is our National President.
University Information Booklet
University of Haifa website


Avi Benlolo to receive the degree of
Doctor of Philosophy (honoris causa)

The University of Haifa is proud and honoured to announce that Avi Benlolo, pictured above at the University's Hecht Museum, will receive the University of Haifaís highest accolade, an honorary doctorate degree at our Mount Carmel Dinner on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. Proceeds will establish the "Avi Benlolo Scholarship Fund in National Security Studies".

The President and CEO of Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies, Avi will receive the award in recognition of his leadership as a prominent Canadian human rights activist dedicated to promoting tolerance education, democracy and human rights, and his outstanding accomplishments in support of Holocaust education and combating antisemitism.   More...



The International School:
Going Beyond the Classroom

The International School offers a unique blend of classroom learning, field trips, integration with the local Israeli population, community involvement and a rich schedule ofr social and cultural activities in a caring and warm environment. More than 1,000 students from 40 different countries are enrolled annually.
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