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.



Robert Lantos, C.M. to receive the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (honoris causa) from the University of Haifa at 2016 Mount Carmel Dinner - Sunday May 1 - Fairmont Royal York Hotel. The award recognizes Robert's lifelong contribution to the Canadian film industry as a visionary executive, award-winning film maker, and passionate, unwavering supporter of the State of Israel and its people, particularly as it relates to combating antisemitism, anti-Zionism and Boycott Divestment and Sanctions.

Proceeds will establish The Robert Lantos Scholarship Fund for students who wish to enroll in the University of Haifaís Ambassadors Online program housed within The Elizabeth & Tony Comper Center for the Study of Antisemitism and Racism. The one-year program teaches techniques to oppose the online delegitimization of Israel and, in particular, to combat the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions anti-Israel campaign.
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2015 Mount Carmel Dinner Photo Gallery             Read Times of Israel article about the 2015 Dinner








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. Dr. Arnie Aberman is our National President.
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Dr. Arnie Aberman Receives
Honorary Doctorate Degree at
2015 Mount Carmel Dinner

On Sunday, April 19, the Canadian Room at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto, was filled with 650 guests paying tribute to Dr. Arnie Aberman. Arnie received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (honoris causa) from the University of Haifa 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. Extended applause and a standing ovation followed the conferment of the Honorary Doctorate degree by University President, Amos Shapira and Rector, Prof. David Faraggi.  Assisting with the hooding was Honorary Dinner Chair, Dr. Lou Siminovitch and Tribute Chair,  Tony Comper. Dr. Michael Baker delivered a warm tribute to Arnie who responded with a moving and inspiring speech.


Victoria & Marvin Sadowski Inaugurate The Laboratory For
Stem Cell Research

During a 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.
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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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