University of Haifa
The University of Haifa sits atop Mount Carmel amidst the green forests of the Carmel Mountain Park, on the southeastern side of Israel’s third largest city.
The University of Haifa was first established in 1963 as a satellite campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Today, the University of Haifa provides over 17,000 Bachelors, Masters and PhD degree candidates with an education in a wide range of science, education, law, business, social work and humanities departments. The University of Haifa has many research departments and libraries, including the Herzl Institute for the Study of Zionism and Israel, the Jewish-Arab Center, the Center for Law and Technology, the Study of Pilgrimage, Tourism and Recreation, and the International Brain and Behavior Research Center.
The University of Haifa boasts Israel’s most diverse academic student population. Its students come from all over Israel’s north, and reflect all of the country’s different ethnic and religious groups. The university also offers an impressive overseas program, drawing first and second degree students from all over the world for its various international courses and Hebrew ulpan classes.
The University of Haifa campus features a large sports center, students association and other important organizations for student life.
In addition, the campus also houses Israel’s IBM Research Center and the Hecht Museum with an impressive collection of art and archaeology.