Haifa University

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Public university in Haifa, Israel.

Opened in 1963, Haifa University did not become firmly established until the 1970s. With help from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Haifa University solidified its place as one of the top institutions of higher learning in Israel. It has nurtured a disproportionate number of original and often controversial figures, particularly in the humanities and the social sciences. In general, the faculty tends toward the left, and the university has been the seat of innovative studies on such topics as the attitudes of Arabs toward Israelis and of Israelis toward Arabs. A total of 13,000 students are enrolled in the university's undergraduate and graduate divisions.

See also hebrew university of jerusalem.


Sachar, Howard M. A History of Israel: From the Rise of Zionism to Our Time, 2d edition. New York: Knopf, 1996.

zachary karabell