U. of Haifa, Technion to grant new MA degrees

The University of Haifa's School of Public Health has received permanent authorization from the Council of Higher Education to grant a master's degree in public health. The school, which currently has 242 master's and PhD students, 40 faculty members and 10 teaching assistants, offers 95 different courses in health promotion, community health, disease prevention, health economics, epidemiology and health management. There are two other Israeli schools of public health - in Jerusalem and in Beersheba. Meanwhile, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa has been allowed by the council to award master degrees in road safety. The program was developed with the Or Yarok organization, and outstanding students will be eligible for scholarships. The curriculum will include road infrastructure, advanced technologies, human factors in accidents, urban planning, accident investigation and databases. Judy Siegel