University of Haifa Attains 28th Rank Globally in 'Life Below Water' Index of Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

According to the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, which examines the academic ranking of universities in social and environmental sustainability indices, set by the UN and published last week, Haifa University was ranked 28th in the target of 14 ” life below water” out of about 500 universities in the world.
Here are some of the reasons:
– Headed by Prof. Dan Tchernov, we’ve partnered with a consortium of leading universities including Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), UC Berkeley, Imperial College London and The City University of New York on the Cetacean Translation Initiative (CETI), a multidisciplinary project to decipher the communication of sperm whales — clearing the path towards meaningful dialogue with other species.
– Last year, we announced the launch of a 5-year research initiative with the Germany-based Geomar Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel to examine the impact of climate change in the Mediterranean Sea as an early warning model system for the future implications of climate change worldwide.
– A recently published researched paper in Cell Press by Dr. Shani Levy and Prof. Tali Mass exposed the cell types and molecular pathways that underpin the biology of reef-building corals that have the most biodiverse marine ecosystems on earth

Charney School of Marine Sciences is a national and global leader in leveraging the vast research potential of the Mediterranean to solve the climate crisis.