The campus of the University of Haifa spreads along a Carmel Mountain ridge southeast of the city of Haifa and is surrounded by the Carmel National Park. The University was established in 1963 under the joint auspices of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Haifa Municipality. In 1972, it gained academic accreditation as a separate institution from the Council for Higher Education.
The University of Haifa is the most pluralistic institution of higher education in Israel: sons and daughters of both veteran cities and development towns, kibbutzim and moshavim, new immigrants, Jews, Arabs, and Druzes, IDF officers and security personnel—all sitting together on the bench of knowledge in an atmosphere of coexistence, tolerance, and mutual respect.
The University considers the link between academic excellence and social responsibility as its flagship, and service to the community as one of its important goals.
The Haifa Law School is the first non-European Law school to become a full member of the European programme in Law and Economics. This is a one year programme towards a Master of Law and Economics, where the student spends three trimesters in three different universities. The University of Haifa is a third term university in this programme. About 10 Israeli students are being admitted to the programme annually. The Haifa Law School is also a foreign-affiliated member of the American Association of Law Schools - AALS.
Our faculty has been recognized by the European Union as the only action 3 partners of the EMLE programme course. The European Union allocates Grants to 10 European EMLE students who study their third term in Haifa each year. In addition, as an action 3 partner, each year three prominent European scholars will spend two months during the third term of the programme at Haifa, conducting research together with Israeli scholars.