The University of Haifa has established an extensive five-year growth plan that will accelerate its position as a premier, comprehensive research university. Moving beyond its main Mount Carmel campus, additional campuses located in downtown Haifa and the Galilee, will allow existing faculties to expand and new ones to be added, serving as a catalyst for economic development and for strengthening Israel as a whole and the north, in particular.


Established in 1972, after gaining academic independence from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the University of Haifa is now the academic home to a diverse student body of 18,000. Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Baha’i, Druze, Bedouin, ultra-orthodox and secular students, new immigrants, military and security personnel, come together to study, teach and learn.This cultural mosaic is symbolic of one of the University's key aims: to encourage mutual understanding between the different identities that co-exist in Israel.


With 1,200 research and teaching staff serving seven faculties, 54 departments, eight schools and 69 research centres and institutes, the University has gained an international reputation in a variety of fields. Its areas of excellence include marine sciences, educational technology, law, and security studies. The University of Haifa  is also the proud academic host of the prestigious Military Academic Institute, and is responsible for the academic training of the IDF's elite Officer Corps.