University of Haifa Graduate Gustavo Mesch Is Now Rector of the Institution

Twenty-eight years after graduating from the University of Haifa, Gustavo Mesch, is now Rector of the institution. “Our main goal is to continue to promote the University of Haifa as an institution of research,” says Professor Mesch, “and as the best institution of higher learning for its students.”


University of Haifa Rector Professor Gustavo Mesch

Professor Mesch succeeds Professor David Faraggi who forged international research alliances and attracted more international students to the University during his six years as Rector.

Professor Mesch received both his B.A. and Master’s in Sociology from the University of Haifa and earned a Ph.D. from Ohio State University.  He came back home to the University as a Professor of Sociology and served in many roles, including Dean of the Herta and Paul Amir Faculty of Social Sciences for the past three years.

A world renowned expert in the field of technology and society, Professor Mesch’s research has focused on Cyber and society, social effects of new media, youth internet culture, internet crime and deviation, and parent-child relationships in the new media.

Professor Mesch has served as Chair of the Information & Communication Section of the American Sociological Association, and Editor-in-Chief of Sociological Focus, the official Journal of the North Central Sociological Association (U.S.). He also served as the editor of the section on Communications and Media in the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Israeli Internet Association.

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