Haifa: Scientific and economic dynamism
Haifa is also a city of sciences. For many people it is a synomym of the Technion, which was created at
the beginning of the XXth century. This worldwise famous institute, surrounded by a green campus,
trains to-morrow's researchers, ingeneers, teachers, architects and physicians in its 18 faculties. The
students can participate to prestigious projects, such as the launching of a satellite. The number of
publications and patents, and the attribution of the Nobel prize to Professors Hershko and Ciechanover
are an expression of the high level of the scientific research. At the edge of progress, its development is
linked to the growth of the country.
The presence of the Technion is harmoniously complemented by that of the Research and Development
Hi-Tech Center, the MATAM, the Silicon Valley of the Mediterrannean. MATAM, an industrial and
scientific park, brings together many Hi-Tech companies, such as Intel, Microsoft, IBM, Philips, Elbit,
Zoran, Qualcom, Google, that recruit a highly qualified work force. Other prestigious R&D institutes
such as Rafael, the Oceanography and Limnology Institute and TAMI are also located in Haifa
This contributes to the high economical level of the city, to the many job offers, and to the quality of the
Haifa University offers since 1964 a quality education in a wide choice of subjects:
law, economics, political and social sciences, litterature and languages, art, music, archeology,
psychology, history, mathematics, geography and oceanography.
The Haifa University and the Technion both welcome students gathering from the whole world,
There is also a network of professionnal schools, colleges and centers for the study of Torah
The town has started the project the Port Campus for the rehabilitation of the downtown districts that
are close to the sea, projecting the construction and the renovation of old buildings to adapt them to be
colleges and university buildings as well as housing facilities for students. This project will bring a new
strength to this district where the court of justice and the main administrative buildings are situated.
Haifa is also the metropolis for trade and economy in the north of Israel. It combines the dynamism of
a modern city with the tradition of an industry rooted since many years in the region through various
axis of activity:
- continuously growing and dynamic port
-blossoming industrial and commercial activity
-3 medical centers of international reputation : Rambam, Bne Zion and Carmel hospitals, and 2
Looking decisively towards the future, Haifa supports and stimulates initiatives in many domains and
promises to help and ease the implantation of new companies in the city.
Investors and promotors discover Haifa, its many benefits and advantages:
-the high purchasing power of the inhabitants of the town, that have an influence on its economic
-the growth in real estate that enables the aquisition or the renting of appartments or houses
surrounded by a garden at competitive prices.
-the planned construction of new hotels to allow more visitors and tourists to stay in Haifa
-an ideal setting for congresses and conferences, thanks to the presence of famous academics and
researchers, to the infrastructure and to the touristic possibilitie
Intel microprocessor and mercury drop
New immigrants relocate their business in Haifa and contribute to its dynamism
La robe bleue
More than 3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas have been discovered at Tamar well off Haifa coast.