Tel-Hai College, inspired by its founders’ spirit of pioneering excellence and entrepreneurship, is a growing leader of higher education and scientific inquiry in Israel’s northern Galilee. Set in the heart of spectacular scenery, Tel-Hai, with its unique Galilee character, has become a hub that attracts superb scientists and talented young adults from across Israel and around the world.
Tel-Hai’s location, adjacent to the diverse ecosystems of the Hula Valley, the agricultural field and bird migration routes along the valley of the Great Rift, the frontline communities scattered along Israel’s volatile northern borders, designates its mission to explore and generate the region’s resources to create academia and science of global significance.
Recognized in 1996 as an independent academic institution, Tel-Hai’s main flagship fields of discipline are Health, Environment and Biotechnology.
Much of the College’s academic breadth and scientific stamina stem from its strategic affiliation with MIGAL - Galilee Research Institute located in Kiryat Shemona. Tel-Hai is the only college in Israel to have an affiliate research institute.
The College harnesses the area’s diverse natural resources to create excellent academia and innovative scientific inquiry, which generates growth in the communities of the Galilee. Tel-Hai draws talented students and outstanding faculty from Israel and the world, leveraging its academic activity for the strategic and economic development of the Galilee, developing the next generation of scientists, researchers, teachers, and leaders who will impact the region, the country and the world.
The College will serve as the academic and scientific leader of the Galilee, committed to academic excellence, innovation and the pioneering spirit of its founders.
Tel-Hai develops and maintains a culture of collaboration, critical discourse, curiosity, while constantly searching for new knowledge and insight. College management upholds the academic freedom and freedom of speech of all individuals in its midst.
A Letter from Our President
Tel-Hai College is the leading public academic college in Israel and an engine of change for the educational, economic and social development of the Upper Galilee. Since becoming an independent academic institution in 1996, Tel-Hai's innovative curriculum, diverse student life and pluralistic atmosphere, and growing reputation for academic excellence have attracted students from across the country to join in building our unique community of learning, and gained the attention of scholars and researchers around the world. Tel-Hai strives for the best where it is needed most - doing our utmost to serve the people of the northern periphery of Israel and tap into the region's extraordinary potential. We believe we can see the future from here, and that we are building it every day in both the classroom and the community. We invite you to explore that work with us by learning more about our courses, our faculty and our wonderful students, as well as our passion to make the Galilee a place where more Tel-Hai graduates - and more Israelis - will want to live, work and make their home. And, of course, we encourage you to come visit us here in the Galilee and see the beauty and promise we're so fortunate to experience first-hand!
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