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Greetings from the Dean of Graduate Studies

Welcome to the Graduate Studies Authority website.  

Graduate Studies are a core component of the University of Haifa's vision of academic excellence.   The University invests extensive resources in advancing graduate studies. More than half of students at the University are pursuing graduate degrees and benefit from a wide range of advanced research and educational activities for master and doctoral degrees. These are based on a rich tradition of striving towards discovery and innovation. We are at the peak of an intensified development drive and this intellectual energy can be felt in the classrooms, the laboratories, the research centers, the numerous workshops, and the corridors of campus.

Those who enter the gates of the University will find an impressive array of both established and contemporary programs in the faculties of Social Sciences, Education, Natural Sciences, Social Welfare and Health Sciences, Law, Humanities and at the Graduate School of Management. Many of the research and teaching programs are unique and can be studied exclusively at the University of Haifa. In addition, the University of Haifa is a member of a network of M.A. and Ph.D. programs, offered in cooperation with leading universities in Europe and the United States, with the option to study in Haifa and at one or more among overseas universities. All of these elements provide a challenging tapestry of academic offerings adapted to meet the sweeping changes taking place in society and in the job market.

Graduate students play a central role at the University of Haifa. As a community of researchers, the University cultivates a culture of collaboration between our faculty members and outstanding students, who come to us from all echelons of Israel society.   This spirit of cooperation constitutes fertile ground for cultivating creativity through the encouragement of intellectual growth and the promotion of excellence. There is no doubt that this contributes to creating a fascinating environment of discovery and innovation. Thus, we are witness to a reality where a wide range of impressive and creative ideas, not just one idea, yield scientific breakthroughs.

The Graduate Studies Authority is an integral part of the implementation of the vision of the University of Haifa, providing tools for the fostering of research and advancing the formation of new knowledge. The goals of the Graduate Studies Authority are:

  • The recruitment of the most qualified and highly motivated students
  • To train outstanding students to pursue groundbreaking research
  • To enrich the University community by the encouragement of learning and by awarding competitive scholarships to outstanding students

The mission of the Graduate Studies Authority is to promote and support these goals in order to cultivate excellence and to allow students to fulfill their potential at the University of Haifa.

Graduate studies represent an invaluable investment in your future. By virtue of your studies, you will be able to fulfill the innate skills, abilities and potential inherent in every one of you.   I believe that the training for a second and third degree that the University of Haifa provides combines the success, knowledge, skills and research environment required to arouse the inspiration necessary for preparing our students for the challenges they will face in the future.

The Graduate Studies Authority offers you a dedicated and experienced team which is happy to provide information and assistance relating to research and studies towards graduate degrees at the University.   Concern for the needs of the graduate students and personal attention is our guiding principle and constitutes one of our primary goals. We are always at your disposal.  

Prof. Itzhak Harpaz

Dean of Graduate Studies