Prof. Gur Alroey – Rector

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Prof. Gur Alroey is a historian of Jewish history in modern times. He served as Dean of the Faculty of Humanities between 2016-2020 and as Head of the Ruderman Program for American Jewish Studies for eight years. Prof. Alroey received his PhD in 2001 from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His main fields of research are Jewish migration in the late 19th century and early20th century, Early Zionism and the Territorial Ideology. Prof. Alroey is the author of six books and dozens of articles. His most recent book, An Unpromising Land: The Jewish Migration to Palestine in the Early Twentieth Century, was published by Stanford University Press .In 2021, he was appointed Rector of the University of Haifa. During his tenure, he championed a commitment to environmental and social sustainability as the University’s guiding academic vision. Under his leadership, the University rose tothe top position among Israeli research universities in the Times Higher Education Sustainability Index. Prof. Alroey, a Major (Res) in the IDF’s Missing in Action Unit, recently published And Their Place is Unknown: Six MIAs from Israel’s War of Independence. The book recounts the stories of six individuals who went missing during the War of Independence, their burial places remaining unknown until Prof. Alroey, through his dedicated efforts in the unit, successfully identified them.

In 2024, Professor Alroey was elected as the next president of the University of Haifa.


Rector’s Office

Eshkol Tower, Floor: 28 Room: 2812
University of Haifa
199 Aba-Hushi Avenue
Mt. Carmel, Haifa, 3498838

Michal Helman, Director of the Rector’s Offices,
In charge of interfaces with the Council for Higher Education
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Astar Richman, Head of the Rector’s Office
In charge of technological development and innovation and coordinator of contracts and engagements
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