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Improving the world – one mind at a time

ByTALI KORD
March 16, 2017 10:20

University of Haifa president Professor Ron Robin analyzes strengths and flaws of Israeli education, and maps out new directions.

University of Haifa president Professor Ron Robin

University of Haifa president Professor Ron Robin. (photo credit:Courtesy)

The University of Haifa’s new president, Prof. Ron Robin, has seen the world, to put it mildly. He was born in Tel Aviv and raised in South Africa; he studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, then the University of California, Berkeley. Robin returned to Israel in 1986 to work at the University of Haifa, and in 2005 left the country again, “never thinking I would come back.” His next post was at New York University, where he became the senior vice provost in charge of global campuses – returning once again to his globe-trotting ways, this time to open NYU’s campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.

Now there’s one more stop on the tour, for the foreseeable future at least.

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