The flagship program

Academic – Community partnership


The Flagship Program was established by the University of Haifa as part of the Social responsibility of University of Haifa toward the communities that surround her and in order to establish and promote the academic – community partnership.

The Flagship Program, promote social solidarity by joining students, faculty, skills and academic knowledge with communities in the Haifa city, aiming to promote underprivileged communities that suffer from social exclusion.

The program goal is to promote social activism, different initiative and provide accessibility to knowledge in order to change and improve the current situation.

נגן וידאו

Prof. Gustavo Mesch

Rector of the University of Haifa

Israeli society is faced with troubling phenomena of social inequality and exclusion. One wonders about the the role of the academy in promoting an inclusive and solidarity society.


Developing entrepreneurship and social involvement

providing accessibility to knowledge and practical skills for community activists and underprivileged communities

Encouraging equal opportunities

Collaborations between university faculty, social organizations and community activists

Promoting social solidarity

Developing applied research to study phenomena of social exclusion

Knowledge development

Developing applied research for phenomena of social exclusion

Our projects

Courses combined with social entrepreneurship

Courses taught in a variety of faculties at the University of Haifa that include academic knowledge alongside social activities

Community projects

Collaborate among University faculty, students, organizations and the community to promote equal opportunities and reduce social gaps

Academy among community

Specialized courses aimed to encourage knowledge-based activity among residents, in accordance to the changing needs os the population 

Research promotion

Promoting interdisciplinary research on poverty and social exclusion, disseminating knowledge and raising public awareness while developing an academic, professional and community-led poverty awareness

Our team

Yuval Kadmiel

Media Manager

Anat Tangi schliselberg

Director of the flagship program

Prof. Issy Doron

Academic director of the flagship program

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