Israelís leading University in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Education and Marine Research


Haifa, Israelís third largest city, is well known for the tolerance and understanding that exists between its citizens. The multicultural population of the region is reflected in the inspiring cultural mosaic of students and faculty at the University of Haifa.  

The Universityís primary mission, since its establishment in 1972, has been the pursuit of excellence in teaching and research.

Today, with a diverse student population of more than 20,000 the University has grown


into a thriving academic centre comprising 7 Faculties, 54 Departments, 8 Schools and 64 Research Centres and Institutes.

With the largest number of military and security personnel enrolled in an Israeli university, high ranking IDF officers and senior government officials have been educated for more than 25 years through the University's National Security Studies Program.


The University of Haifa is strengthening Israelís northern periphery by educating teachers, healthcare, legal and business professionals.

Much-needed community services are provided, including free legal clinics and trauma counselling. Students and faculty also volunteer to assist disadvantaged populations and serve as agents for change in the community.








Supporting the University of Haifa
in Canada

A vital connection between the University and its many supporters in Canada, the Canadian Friends of Haifa University raises visibility and financial support for Israel's youngest and most progressive institution of higher learning. Supporters across Canada are making a difference in the lives of a diverse population of Israeli students. We hope you will join us in this exciting effort. Dr. Arnie Aberman is our National President.
University Information Booklet
University of Haifa website


Robert Lantos receives
Honorary Doctorate Degree

At our annual Mount Carmel Dinner on May 1st 2016, one of Canadaís most prolific and acclaimed film producers, Robert Lantos, received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (honoris causa) in recognition of his lifelong contribution to the film industry and his bravely outspoken opposition to the BDS anti-Israel movement that seeks to delegitimize and isolate Israel, both in film and on campus.  

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The International School:
Going Beyond the Classroom

The International School offers a unique blend of classroom learning, field trips, integration with the local Israeli population, community involvement and a rich schedule ofr social and cultural activities in a caring and warm environment. More than 1,000 students from 40 different countries are enrolled annually.
International School website

International School video