FACTS & FIGURES
Founded in 1972
18,000 Students&Faculty Members
The University of Haifa is embarking upon a new era that will transform the University into a magnet for the "best and brightest" students and researchers and a fertile breeding ground for knowledge and innovation. Our mission is to expand academic opportunities for all members of society, promote upward mobility and serve as an example of tolerance and coexistence in Israel and the entire region.
Our campus is academic home to 18,000 students and faculty members from different ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds. Jews, Arabs, Druze, new immigrants, international students, IDF officers and security personnel come together to study, research, socialize, and prepare themselves for the challenges of a rapidly changing world. Our diversity differentiates us from other Israeli universities. It is a source of strength and gives us purpose.
The University's 1,200 research and teaching staff serve seven faculties, 54 departments, eight schools and 69 research centers and institutes. The University has gained an international reputation in a variety of fields, including marine sciences, cancer and brain research, educational technology and security studies. We are the proud academic host of the IDF National Security College where senior personnel from the military and other branches of the security forces and intelligence community study for graduate degrees.
The University has forged strategic partnerships with outstanding institutions across the globe that enhances the quality of our research and provides our students with transformative experiences.
The University's new five-year strategic plan is set to transform the University of Haifa into a multi-campus academic institution - a "Multiversity". The Multiversity model will encompass academic entry points or portals across Haifa, the Galilee region and as far as China, that will offer world-class education in a broad range of academic and research fields. As the first academic institution in Israel to operate in such a format, the University of Haifa will consolidate its status as a leading multidisciplinary research institution and will serve as a catalyst for economic development and for strengthening Israel in general, and the North in particular.