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ARWU Rankings |  University of Haifa

                                                      General   Israel
                               Faculty of Education   101-150   1st place
                               Faculty of Management   201-300   5th place
                               Department of          76-100    2nd place
                                                                         The men’s basketball team after winning the National
                               Department of          76-100    2nd place  Universities Basketball Championship in June.
                               Sociology & Anthropology

                                We are also excited to report that 32 new faculty   team won the National Universities Basketball
                                members will join the University this year, some   Championship in a thrilling final match against
                                of whom are being recruited through our return-  IDC Herzliya with a final score of 81:72. Finally,
                                ing scientist program. Moreover, in the last year,   we have been honored to host the YIDAN Awards
                                there has been a significant increase in the re-  in 2018, the world’s most prestigious award for
                                search grants awarded by The Council for Higher   innovation in the field of education.
                                Education (VATAT) to our researchers – a clear
                                indication of quality of research.        We would like to take this opportunity to wish you
                                                                          all a happy New Year – a year of health, prosperity
                                We are also proud to announce a number of honors   and fulfillment. We look forward to another year of
                                and recognitions bestowed on our faculty and   growth, creation and inspiration.
                                students. Prof. Wendy Sandler of the Department
                                of English Language and Literature was recently
                                awarded the 2017 Mifal Hapais ‘Michael Landau
                                Prize for Science and Research’ for her break-
                                through research in linguistics.  Yuval Salant, a
                                student in the Etgar computer science program
                                 for gifted high school students, brought home   Prof. Ron Robin     Prof. Gustavo Mesch
                                     a silver medal from the Central European   President       Rector
                                       Olympiad in Informatics (CEOI), held
                                         in Slovania. The men’s basketball

                                                    University of Haifa Welcomes New
                                                    VP for External Affairs & Resource Development

                                                    Dr. Dan Tchernov has been appointed the new Vice President for Resource
                                                    Development and External Relations starting October 1.  Since joining the
                                                    University in 2009, Dr. Tchernov has been directly responsible for a number of
                                                    significant fundraising projects for the University. We are confident that his
                      Dr. Dan Tchernov is a marine   extensive experience will serve to advance the academic interests of the Universi-
                      biologist and the Founder and   ty and the north of Israel. He replaces Yariv Sultan, who after serving a successful
                      Head of the Marine Biology    term as the VP for Resource Development and External Relations, has decided to
                      Department in the Leon H.     pursue other professional challenges. Mr. Sultan was a driving force behind some
                      Charney School of Marine Sci-  of the most generous gifts to the University, and we wish him much success in his
                                                    new endeavors.
                      ences. He also heads the Morris
                      Kahn marine research stations
                      in Sdot Yam and Ashdod.

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