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.




2015 Mount Carmel Dinner
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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.
University Information Booklet
University of Haifa website


Dr. Arnie Aberman to Receive
Honorary Doctorate Degree at
2015 Mount Carmel Dinner
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On Sunday, April 19, 2015, Dr. Aberman will be awarded the Universityís highest accolade in recognition of his lifetime contribution to Canadian medicine, his support of the State of Israel, and his outstanding efforts on behalf of the University of Haifa and its Canadian Friends.  Tony Comper is the Dinner Tribute Chair and Rob Prichard will act as Master of Ceremonies.

Proceeds from the Dinner will support the Universityís innovative Ambassadors Online Program, and The Elizabeth and Tony Comper Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Antisemitism and Racism.



Victoria & Marvin Sadowski Inaugurate The Laboratory For
Stem Cell Research

During the recent Board of Governorsí meeting at the University of Haifa, Marvin Sadowski, Chairman of the Canadian Friends Board of Directors, together with his wife, Victoria, inaugurated the Laboratory for Stem Cell Research, which is headed by Dr. Hila Toledano of the Department of Human Biology, and supported by a generous donation from the Sadowski's. Marvin and Victoria, together with their family, toured the natural science laboratories. Marvin received the University's first Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 for his many years of service and support of the University.
Science Labs


            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.
International School website
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