Last updated November 25th 2018

The University of Haifa and ECNU University of China officially unveiled a joint campus in Shanghai, the ‘Join Translational Science and Technology Research Institute,’ this week. The new campus is part of the Zizhu International Education Park in Shanghai and will focus on areas of study including biomedicine, neuroscience and environmental sciences, the university said in a statement.

This is University of Haifa’s second venture in China, following an agreement last year with Chinese conglomerate the Hangzhou Wahaha Group and the Institute of Automation at the Chinese Academy of Sciences that will see the establishment of three joint artificial intelligence technology centers constructed in Haifa, Hangzhou and Beijing, with an initial investment of $10 million.

The campus in Shanghai hosts with offices, advanced laboratories, computer classrooms, seminar rooms, and personal work spaces.

“This is a happy day not only for the University of Haifa, but for Israeli academia and research across the board,” said Prof. Ron Robin, President of the University of Haifa. “International academic cooperation between two leading universities will contribute to the economy, image, research and development between our countries. We believe that our cooperation with ECNU will lead to groundbreaking studies in applied science, biostatistics, brain research, behavioral research and more.

The unveiling of the new Shanghai campus comes just weeks after the university launched its Lorry I. Lokey City Campus — comprising at least four buildings located throughout the Port of Haifa and the city’s downtown area. The new campus launches are part of the University of Haifa’s vision to become Israel’s first ‘multiversity’, transforming the university into an international academic and research powerhouse.