The International MA Program in Child Development was established with the goal of improving the lives of children at risk around the world. It is designed to prepare the next generation of international experts who will focus on pressing questions regarding the nature of child development and how it applies to the lives of children and their families in developing countries. This unique program equips professionals with the knowledge and skills that are necessary when returning to their home countries to affect and influence the well-being of children and their families.
The University of Haifa is the only comprehensive research university in northern Israel, and the most pluralistic institution of higher education in the country. The University of Haifa is a world-class academic institution with a diverse population of over 18,000 students made up of secular and religious Jews, Christian and Muslim Arabs, Druze and Bedouin, new immigrants and native Israelis and a growing number of students from around the world. The University’s 1,200 faculty members serve in six faculties: humanities; social sciences; natural sciences and science education; law; social welfare and health studies; and education. The University also houses an independent Graduate School of Management. Within this academic structure, the University encompasses numerous research centers and institutes that focus on a wide range of subjects and fields.
The University of Haifa is particularly noted for the quality of its academic programming in the social sciences and was recently ranked #1 in Israel in humanities and social sciences and #113 out of over 2,800 institutions worldwide by the 2010 SCImago Institutions Rankings. This is an exceptional achievement and a reflection of the University of Haifa’s standing on the global academic map.