Since its establishment in 1972, the University of Haifa's primary mission has been the pursuit of excellence in research and teaching.

Today, with a diverse student population of more than 20,000 the University of Haifa is the leading university in Israel in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Marine Sciences, and Education. It is the largest comprehensive research university, and only liberal arts university, in northern Israel.

Haifa, Israel's third largest city, is well known for the unique harmony 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 largest number of military and security personnel study at the University of Haifa. Through the National Security Studies Center, senior government officials and high ranking IDF officers have been educated for more than 25 years. Notable alumni of the program include: Israel's Minister of Defense, Moshe Ya'alon, IDF Chief of Staff, Gadi Eizenkot, former IDF Chief of Staff, Gabi Ashkenazi, Director of the Mossad, Meir Dagan, and General Dan Harel.






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.
University Information Booklet
University of Haifa website


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.
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.
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