The University of Haifa (UH) is the largest comprehensive research university in northern Israel and the most pluralistic institution of higher education in the country.

Founded in 1963, the UH has developed into a world-class academic institution with over 600 experts in Education, Humanities, Law, Social Sciences, Public Health and Social Welfare, Natural Sciences, including ICT, Sustainability, Energy, Environment, Marine Sciences, Political Sciences and more, that is dedicated to pursuing excellence in academic research and teaching.

Prof. Ofer Arazy

Director of Innovation & Sustainability

Ofer Arazy is a Professor at the Department of Information Systems at the University of Haifa. Prof. Ofer Arazy holds a B.Sc. and MBA from Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) and a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada.

Prior to his academic career, Prof. Arazy held various positions in industry, including Operations Manager for the software house Jacada.

Ofer’s research interests “broadly speaking” are in the areas of knowledge management and computer supported cooperative work (CSCW), and he employs a variety of research methods: from design science to behavioral research. His research has been supported by various funding agencies and external sources. Prof. Arazy’s work has appeared in: MIS Quarterly (MISQ), Information Systems Research (ISR), Journal of MIS (JMIS), Journal of the AIS (JAIS), among others; and his 2010 JAIS paper was the recipient of the AIS Best IS Publication of the Year Award. Prof. Arazy has served on various journals’ editorial boards, and he currently serves as an Associate Editor (AE) for MISQ.

Prof. Arazy is leading Haifa Innovation Labs (HIL; https://hil.haifa.ac.il/ ) and is the University of Haifa’s Director of Innovation and Sustainability.

Natalya Prilipko
Natalya has 6 years of experience in Research Development Management, working at a Research Management office of the University of Haifa in Israel. She is passionate about Research & Innovation, interdisciplinary sciences, sustainability, and art with a BA and MA degree in International Finance and an MBA in Sustainable management. Natalya has extensive experience in business and research development, marketing, and business administration in both industry and academia.


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