University of Haifa

The University of Haifa was established in 1963 in Haifa, Israel. Today, the university has approximately 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University of Haifa is noted for academic excellence in a broad spectrum of programs with a multidisciplinary approach. Its range of studies include special courses in evolutionary biology, marine sciences, psychosocial aspects of the Holocaust, energy management, public health, archaeology, philosophy of science, crisis management, and much more. The University has a diverse student population: Jews, Arabs, Druze, new immigrants, army officers and security personnel come together to study, research, socialize, and share knowledge.

 Mount Carmel, Haifa 31905, Israel
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Reading Arabic isn't easy

A series of studies published in Neuropsychology has shown that because of the visual complexity of Arabic orthography, the brain's right hemisphere is not involved in decoding the text in the first stages of learning to ...

dateAug 31, 2010 in Neuroscience
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New spider species discovered

A new and previously unknown species of spider has been discovered in the dune of the Sands of Samar in the southern Arava region by a team of scientists from the Department of Biology in the University of Haifa-Oranim. Unfortunately, ...

dateJan 11, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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The almond tree's secret weapon

The nectar of the almond tree produces an extraordinary and dangerous poison. This is the only known plant to have this poison in its flowers' nectar. A study carried out at the University of Haifa has revealed that bees ...

dateJan 28, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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