Establishing fellowships, stipends and scholarships are necessary to provide academically talented students or those who would otherwise not have the opportunity to receive higher education, the financial assistance to encourage them to pursue a degree at the University of Haifa. Student scholarships are a driving force behind the University of Haifa’s success. They represent a key investment in the academic future of Israel and in meeting the social, cultural and technological challenges that lie ahead.
Marine Sciences Research & Education
The most comprehensive school of Marine Sciences in Israel can be found at the University of Haifa. The Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences is a unique initiative on a global scale, applying an interdisciplinary approach with highly professional standards. The school sets to discover the potential of the sea for the benefit of all Mediterranean-bound nations and the world at large through the its Departments of Maritime Civilizations, Marine Geosciences, Marine Biology, Marine Technologies and the Research Centre for Maritime Policy & Strategy.
Building Additional Student Dormitories
The Mount Carmel Campus currently has only 1,100 dormitories for more than 17,000 students – an unreasonably low number for the largest comprehensive research university serving the country's northern region. The lack of affordable housing spaces limits the University's ability to attract a greater number of outstanding students in the north.It is essential that we provide comfortable and affordable student housing by building more dormitories to accommodate at least an additional 500 students.
Bringing our Scientists Home
The Returning Scientists Program strengthens Israel’s academic and scientific standing by identifying Israeli scholars living abroad and offering them a recruitment package to return to Israel. Over the past decade, the University of Haifa has actively recruited talented Israeli scientists residing abroad and successfully “brought them home” to the University. Returning scientists are provided with optimal work conditions to advance their research, including state-of-the-art research infrastructure and laboratories equipped with cutting-edge equipment.
Prof. Gil Atzmon, Laboratory of Genetics and
Epigenetics of Aging and Longevity