"We think that it's time for some serious consideration regarding the development of a new stratum between colleges in their current format and research universities. I would like to say that it is no secret that every time we think about this, we think of Tel-Hai College…" Prof. Manuel Trajtenberg, Chair of the Planning and Budgeting Committee of Israel's Council for Higher Education, speaking at Tel-Hai College in 2012. 

Tel-Hai is at the heart of a dynamic research collaborative that cuts across the sciences, humanities, and social sciences - a regional hub for leading-edge investigation and new models of excellence that is reversing the Galilee's "brain drain" and attracting fresh talent and investment to northern Israel. 

Through partnership with the world-renown MIGAL Galilee Research Institute, groundbreaking work has been made possible in such varied fields as cancer prevention, solutions to water and soil pollution, and molecular medicine. And by joining forces with the International Community Stress Prevention Center (CSPC) to establish the Multidisciplinary Institute for the Study of Resilience, Tel-Hai researchers are pioneering our understanding of human capabilities in times of stress and crisis.

The research conducted by Tel-Hai faculty has garnered prestigious grants, is published extensively in leading international scientific journals, and is presented and discussed at academic conferences in Israel and around the world. But it is among Tel-Hai's students and the residents of the Upper Galilee that the greatest impact is being felt. Many of  MIGAL scientists teach at Tel-Hai while carrying out their research, while Tel-Hai students in the Faculty of Sciences and Technology gain valuable experience through hands-on research projects at MIGAL’s professional laboratories. Currently located in Kiryat Shemona, a new state-of-the-art laboratory complex is scheduled to be constructed in the next phase of Tel Hai's Leven Campus. This setting on-campus, adjacent to the Tel Hai Industrial Park, will form a synergistic hub of academics, research and industry.

Together, through a far-reaching regional development plan, Tel-Hai is broadening their cooperation with the industrial forces of the region. The plan will boost the Galilee by channeling scientific research to the advancement of new industrial products and innovations, attracting new residents and promoting economic growth. By investing in its students and the region, and in the human capacity for resilience and growth, Tel-Hai is helping to transform lives on campus, in the Galilee, in Israel and around the world.

Tel-Hai Research Committee:

Research in Focus:

Dr. Mustafa Abbasi: Samakh: The Rise and Fall of Arab Town on the Shoresof the Sea of Galilee

Dr. Andrea Szuchman-Sapir: Arachidonic Acid Metabolites In The Regulation Of Blood Pressure

Dr. Gonen Sharon: Archaeological Excavation at the prehistoric site of Nahal Mahanayeem Outlet (NMO) on the bank of the upper Jordan River