Shmuel (Mooley) Eden Elected as New Executive Committee Chairman

One of Israel's technology leaders, Shmuel (Mooly) Eden was just elected as the Chairman of the University of Haifa Executive Committee.  Mooly was the Senior Vice President in Intel and the President of Intel Israel.  In 2012, Mooly was voted by Forbes Magazine as one of the top most brilliant technological minds in the world.  Since 2015, Mooly is investing his time in promoting...More...

First Area in Peruvian Amazon to be Purchased and Turned into a Nature Reserve

TiME, the environmental protection organization founded by Prof. Uri Shanas of the University of Haifa, has crowdsourced funds to purchase the first area of land to become a nature reserve. The goal: to preserve biodiversity* TiME organization has scored its first success in its struggle to save endangered species around the world. TiME crowdsourced funds to purchase an area in the Peruvian...More...

New study at the University of Haifa: Creative People Sleep More, Later, and Less Well

Do you ever dream of becoming the next Picasso? A new study at the University of Haifa comparing art and social science students has found that visually creative students evaluate their sleep as of lower quality. “Visually creative people reported disturbed sleep leading to difficulties in daytime functioning,” explains doctorate student Neta Ram-Vlasov, one of the authors of the study....More...

The Akko Tower Wreck Finally Reveals Some of Its Secrets

The shipwreck found at the foot of the Tower of Flies in Akko harbor is beginning to share its secrets. In a new study combining maritime archeology and metallurgy, research student Maayan Cohen of the University of Haifa managed to unravel the chemical composition and microstructure of the ancient nails used in the construction of the ship. Her study enabled the dating and identification of a...More...

Rector Gustavo Mesch – “We are a Research University that Is Young in Spirit”

Like our new President, Professor Gustavo Mesch started off his career at the University where the tradition of openness to cross-disciplinary exploration inspired his pioneering research.Professor Gustavo Mesch is a pioneer in the field of sociological studies of the Internet, examining social effects of new media. After completing his BA and MA degrees at the University of Haifa, he went on...More...

New University of Haifa President Ron Robin Looks Ahead

Dr. Ron Robin’s has returned to the University of Haifa as its 11th president.  For the past decade he has been at New York University, most recently as Senior Vice Provost for Global Faculty Development, overseeing the establishment of NYU international campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. Prior to his tenure at NYU, Dr. Robin spent 20 years teaching at the University of Haifa, and served...More...

Dr. Dalit Barkin Named One of Top Breakthrough Female Scientists in Israel

Dr. Dalit Barkan, head of the Laboratory of Breast Cancer Dormancy and Metastasis in the Department of Human Biology at the University of Haifa, has been named one of the seven top breakthrough female scientists in Israel by leading business newspaper Globes.Dr. Barkan has successfully developed a three-dimensional model that facilitates the reactivation of cancer cells, enabling her to study...More...

University’s Role in Supporting Diverse Communities in northern Israel Showcased at Boston Event

The University's role in creating a new understanding and supporting the diverse communities in northern Israel was showcased recently in an event in Boston organized by the American Society of the University of Haifa and Suffolk University Law School.The event featured the personal story of Palestinian Israeli lawyer Samar Qudha, who is Director of the University's legal clinic for Human...More...