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University of Haifa to Lead Israel’s Military Colleges

Prof. Ben Artzi addresses faculty and students

Prof. Ben Artzi, Head of the Military Academic Complex, addresses students and lecturers.

 

Uof H First : 3 Elite Military Colleges Under 1 Roof

 

Israel’s Ministry of Defense has recently chosen the University of Haifa to lead the prestigious Military Academic Complex in a move that brings Israel’s three military colleges – the National Security College (MABAL), the Command and Staff College (PUM), and the Tactical Command College – under one roof for the first time. The three colleges form the backbone of the IDF’s elite training programs.

 

In bringing together the IDF’s most prestigious academic training programs under one academic institution, the new Military Academic Complex will ensure greater long-term consistency in officer training and improve the quality of the academic education acquired in tandem with military courses,” explains Prof. Yossi Ben Artzi, former Rector of the University and head of the program. “As Israel’s leading academic think tank in the field of security studies, the University enrolls the largest number of Israeli military and security personnel and provides the widest range of security and diplomacy related research and academic programs.”

 

The construction of the state-of-the-art Complex is being planned at the Mount Carmel campus. Advanced facilities will include high-tech conference and seminar rooms.

 

The University is also the academic home of the IDF’s elite cadet programs for the navy and military intelligence. Each year, we also welcome international students who come to Israel to attend the MABAL program, which regularly enrolls officers from the United States, Singapore, Canada, Germany and Italy. This program is partially supported by donations from the Canadian Friends of Haifa University.

 

The studies under the new arrangement have already commenced.

 

“We are proud to open our doors to IDF forces and provide an academic home for members of the security services,” announced President Ron Robin upon being notified of the award of the national tender. “These fine people work day and night to ensure the security of the State of Israel, and we will provide them with an unparalleled academic experience.”

Badge of the Israel Defense Forces

The IDF National Security College (MABAL) enrolls high-ranking officers of the IDF and  the intelligence community pursuing graduate degrees in Political Science and homeland security. MABAL alumni include the current IDF Commander-in-Chief, commanders of the Northern, Central and Southern Fronts, and the Head of National 
Security Agency.
The Command and Staff College (PUM) is the IDF’s instructional institution that prepares senior officers in the three military arms (navy, ground and air forces). Students receive an MA in Political Science with a specialization in Military and Defense Studies. The Command and Staff College (PUM) is the IDF’s instructional institution that prepares senior officers in the three military arms (navy, ground and air forces). Students receive an MA in Political Science with a specialization in Military and Defense Studies.

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