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    Higher Education

    Haifa is home to two outstanding academic institutions – Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and the University of Haifa.

    The presence of two such distinguished universities is apparent in the city with its student population of close to 30,000 and tens of thousands of academics, researchers and administrative personnel who enhance Haifa’s cultural and intellectual tone.

    These two institutions are also leading sources of employment and business.

    Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, is Israel’s oldest university, founded in 1924. It is Israel’s training ground for engineers, scientists, doctors and architects and a site of advanced research and learning. As Israel’s largest and leading scientific-technological university and one of the leading centers of research in the world, it is the powerhouse behind Israel’s progress.

    Many English-speaking olim are employed by the institution in all its divisions. The Technion has a wide range of outreach programs that promote science and technology for young people. These include science contests for high school students and summer science programs that attract gifted youngsters from around the world, as well as programs helping to bridge socio-economic gaps within Israel’s society.

    The Technion also has an American Medical Students Program affiliated with its Faculty of Medicine and Rambam Medical Center.

    For information about:

    Undergraduate Studies: admiss@technion.ac.il, Tel. 972-4-8293306

    Graduate Studies: rodica@dp.technion.ac.il , Tel. 972-4-8292693

    Preparatory Studies (Mechina for Olim): InbarZo@pa.technion.ac.il, Tel. 077-8871455

    Student Exchange Programs: visitors@int.technion.ac.il, Tel. 972-77-887-1897

    The Technion offers academic programs in English through the Technion International School of Engineering.

    Undergraduate Level

    • Civil Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering

    Graduate Level

    • Chemistry
    • Biology
    • Physics
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Materials Science and Engineering
    • Education in Science and Technology
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Medical Science

    The BSc. consists of 160 academic credits and can be completed in 4 years. This includes a 5 month foundation period that begins in August- for more details contact www.ise.technion.ac.il

    Freshman Year Engineering Program

    Science/Engineering Basic Courses in: Algebra, Introduction to Engineering Mechanics, Differential and Integral Calculus I+II, Technical English, Physics I+II,Strength of Materials, Differential Equations

    General Studies in: Hebrew (Ulpan), History of the Middle East, etc.

    Other Activities: Travel and experience Israel, Learn Hebrew, Live like an Israeli student, Participate in rich religious life on-campus, Live in on-campus dorms & Receive MASA Scholarships

    Study Abroad Semester/Year

    Masters in Environmental Engineering (ME/MSc.)

    For more information: www.ise.technion.ac.il

    Contact Carrie Voit, carriev@technion.ac.il  Tel:04- 8293325

    The University of Haifa was established in 1963 under the joint auspices of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Haifa Municipality, and was accredited as a separate institution in 1972.

    The University of Haifa is a pluralistic institution: students from cities and development towns, kibbutzim and moshavim, new immigrants, Jews, Arabs, and Druzes, IDF officers and security personnel—all learn in an atmosphere of coexistence, tolerance, and mutual respect. The University values the link between academic excellence and social responsibility and service to the community is one of its important goals.

    For information about:

    Undergraduate Studies: info-center@univ.haifa.ac.il, Tel. 1-800-300-032

    Graduate Studies: graduate@research.haifa.ac.il, Tel. +972-4-8240109

    Preparatory Studies (Mechina for Olim): hkradsh1@univ.haifa.ac.il, Tel. 04-8240594

    Student Exchange Programs: info@mail.uhaifa.org, Tel. +972-4-828-8728

    The International School at the University of Haifa sponsors many programs for learning Hebrew and other relevant courses and welcomes olim as well as overseas students to its classes for a summer, a semester or a year program. link (pdf File) – The International School of the University of Haifa. Courses offered in English at the International School include:

    • Undergraduate Level
    • Anthropology
    • Arabic Language and Culture
    • Communications
    • Contemporary Israeli
    • English Language and Literature
    • Economics and Business Management
    • Hebrew Language
    • History
    • Holocaust Studies
    • Law
    • Literature
    • Maritime Civilizations
    • Middle Eastern Studies
    • Peace and Conflict Studies (Honors Program Available)
    • Philosophy
    • Political Science
    • Psychology (Honors Program Available)
    • Religious and Jewish Studies
    • Sociology
    • Graduate Level
    • Global Green MBA
    • International MBA (Asia)
    • MA Child Development
    • MA German and European Studies
    • MA Holocaust Studies
    • MA International Relations
    • MA International Relations (Dual Degree)
    • MA Israel Studies
    • MA Jewish Studies
    • MA Maritime Civilizations
    • MA National Security Studies
    • MA Peace & Conflict Management
    • MA Prehistoric Archaeology
    • MA Statistics
    • MS Marine Geosciences
    • MPH Global Health Leadership & Administration
    • Bus Lines to the University of Haifa and the Technion

    Additional academic institutions in Haifa include:

    The Gordon College of Education an outstanding teacher-training institution on the Carmel.

    The Neri Bloomfield College of Design and Education a leading school of design which offers programs in several design fields and prepares students for professional careers as high school teachers.

    Link : SciTech – Scientific Summer Camp (Technion)

    Contacts for Students through Minhal Hastudentim (Student Authority):

    Technion – Olga Peckerman, Tel. 054-8359737 olga.pe@kidum-edu.org.il

    University of Haifa – Rashel Strul  rashel.st@kidum-edu.org.il

    Minhal Hastudentim North – Tel. 04-8631141 hastudents@moia.gov.il

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