Since its established, the University of Haifa has worked hard to promote a high degree of social involvement.
In recent years, the university has borne the standard of social repsonsibility and aimed to engage in academic and administrative activities as well as promote academic excellence. This is manifested in the development of programs that place students in community work and many opportunities for communal involvement – all united under its flagship Ruderman Program.
The Ruderman Progam aims to reduce social polarization, promote solidarity, and encourage the integration of excluded groups into society’s mainstream. The Ruderman Program is supported by the Planning and Budgeting Committee of the Council for Higher Education and is operated by the Office of the Rector of the University of Haifa. The flagship program works in conjunction with the Office of the Dean of Students, the Haifa Partnership to Break the Cycle of Poverty, the Haifa Municipality, the Leo Baeck Community Center, and other NGOs and organizations. Members of the academic faculty, administrative staff, students, social leader, and community members all participate in the range of activities.
For more information, visit the program’s website