Academic Summer Courses Online 2021

Dates:  July 5 - August 5, 2021


Total Credits: 3


Hours: 30

Arab Israeli Relations: Dr. Daniel Zisenwine

The course will be held via ZOOM, two times a week, Monday and Thursday from 14:00 - 17:00 (Haifa time)


This course introduces students to the study of the Arab-Israeli conflict, from its initial stages starting from the first waves of Zionist immigration to Palestine through the 1948 war and the establishment of the state of Israel. It will focus on the emerging features of the conflict, the struggle between the Palestinian Arab and Jewish Nationalist movements, and the regional and international involvement in these events. Subsequent sessions will focus on the wars of 1956, 1967, 1973 and later developments such as the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty (1979) and Israel's invasion of Lebanon in 1982. Moving closer to the present, the course will highlight the 1987 Palestinian Intifada, the Oslo accords and the prospects for peace leading up to the Second Intifada, and the breakdown of negotiations. We will conclude with a discussion of the current age of uncertainty in the region and the impact of non-state actors (such as Hizballah and Hamas) on the conflict, in an effort to bring the class up to the present as possible. A variety of scholarly studies, diverse opinions, and approaches will provide the background for class discussions.

Course Syllabus

Green Entrepreneurship- Entrepreneurship in Cleantech Industry- From Idea to Start-up:

Dr. Kobi Inbar

The course will be held via ZOOM, two times a week, Monday and Thursday from 14:00 - 17:00 (Haifa time)

Even the best idea needs someone that will be able to realize and fulfill its full business potential. This process is not as simple as it might look (even if very common in our places). For an idea or technology to be successfully realized, it is necessary to carefully combine and coordinate between a number of factors and critical steps such as IP protection (patent writing, for example), proper evaluation of the market need and market potential; writing a comprehensive and applicable business plan; raising capital, establishing a company, recruiting people and most of all, proper and professional management.

So far, apparently, all well-known and might even be familiar to some of us from our own personal experience. However, the world of life sciences, biotechnology, and Clean-technology have unique characteristics that make entrepreneurship in these areas so special and significantly different from other businesses, including hi-tech and even the medical device industry. These differences and uniqueness are the subject matter of this course.

The course will deal with the challenges faced by entrepreneurs and executives in the Green Technology industry in its various aspects and segments (e.g., water technology, agricultural biotechnology, alternative energy, environmental sustainability, etc.). Students will be exposed to the various critical issues involved in establishing and managing a successful venture in the field of clean technology. In addition to frontal lectures, students will meet with guest speakers and entrepreneurs from the field, analyze case studies and gain hands-on experience in the practical work of setting up an enterprise.

Course Syllabus

Tuition: $800 (scholarships available)


The course is open to all applicants above the age of 18. 

Applicants must have completed at least one academic year of study at their home university and have a cumulative GPA of a 2.7 or equivalent (75 in 100 points).

Required Documents (to be uploaded in the application):

  • An official copy of the transcript in English with GPA calculation

  • Financial Terms Agreement (Please upload the signed pages only)

Final Registration:

The last date to submit online applications is June 1, 2021

* The course will open with a minimum of 10 participants

** The International School at the University of Haifa reserves the right to change or cancel any programs/courses up until one month before the start of that program/course.

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