University of Haifa.
(photo credit: COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA)
The University of Haifa won the first-ever Defense Ministry tender for military colleges on Monday, allowing the university to grant academic degrees to officers in all three of its military colleges: the Tactical Command College, the Command and Staff College and the National Defense College.
Classes are set to begin in July and are expected to bring several hundred military officers, commanders and members of the public sector to the university in coming years.
The goal of the colleges tender is to combine all the academic requirements provided by the military under the heading of one academic institution. This will allow for more long-term consistency in academic qualifications of IDF commanders and improve the quality of the academic education acquired in tandem with military courses.
This new multidisciplinary academic system will headed by Prof. Yossi Ben-Artzi, a former rector of the University of Haifa, and will include dozens of lecturers from the university and experts from the private sector.
The courses will be held on the Glilot base, a military college campus that is an extension of the university.
“The award of the tender holds the University of Haifa responsible for the academic education of the Israel Defense Forces’ core of command for the coming years,” university president Prof. Ron Robin said in a statement.
“We are proud to open our doors to the members of the Israel Defense Forces and to be the academic home of Israel’s defense and security forces. These men and women, who are dear to our hearts, operate day and night for the sake of the defense and security of the State of Israel, and we will provide them educational content of the highest standard.”
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