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A Message from our Chairman

Bradley M. Bloom

Mr. Bradley Bloom

“I believe that the University of Haifa – together with governmental, industrial, academic and community partners – can play a role in creating the next chapter of prosperity in Haifa, the North  and its diverse population”.

Mr. Bradley Bloom is the co-founder and former managing Director of Berkshire Partners LLC, a private equity firm. He is a highly respected leader in the Boston Jewish community, having served as Chairman of Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), and co-founder of the Boston-Haifa Connection. In addition, Mr. Bloom is active in strategic and financial oversight committees at Harvard University, and is the former President of the Board of Trustees of Milton Academy.

“My connection with Israel began in the summer of 1970, when I came to Israel for the first time as a teenager.”


JUNE 6, 2023

Honorary Doctorate Conferment Ceremony for Nathan Royce Silverstein


APRIL, 2023

Honorary Doctorate Conferment Ceremony for Prof. Bertil Andersson of Sweden

Prof. Andersson is the former President of Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), counted among the most prestegious universities in the world. A plant biochemist of international reputation and an expert in photosynthesis research, Prof. Andersson served as a former member of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry, Nobel Foundation, and the Nobel Foundation’s Board of Trustees. >>READ MORE


DECEMBER 12, 2022

Honorary Doctorate Conferment Ceremony for the 42nd President of the United States of America, William J. Clinton, and New York University President Emeritus John E. Sexton


Honorary Doctorate Conferment Ceremony for renowned artist Marina Abramović and famed architect Moshe Safdie

NOVEMBER 10, 2022


Honorary Doctorate Conferment Ceremony for
Mr. Elie Horn

JUNE 20, 2022

University of Haifa awarded its highest honor on Mr. Elie Horn, staunch friend of the State of Israel and a generous philanthropist. Elie Horn is the Founding Partner and Chairman of Cyrela Brazil Realty, recognized as one of the largest building and real estate companies in Brazil.


Honorary Doctorate Conferment Ceremony for
Mr. Eitan Aizenberg

MARCH 7, 2022

University of Haifa awarded its highest honor on Mr. Eitan Aizenberg, renowned Israeli geologist who discovered the country’s largest natural gas field off its Mediterranean coast. Aizenberg was recognized for his momentous contributions to Israel’s energy sector and its energy independence, and his commitment to training a new generation of Israeli scientists.

Credits: Nitzan Zohar | University of Haifa Archives | Marco Anelli (Marina Abramović)

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