Vision and Goals

The Porter School of Environmental Studies strives:


In the Academic Arena

  • to serve as the focal point for productive interdisciplinary and international collaborations between researchers from varying fields interfacing with environmental issues;
  • to initiate and develop innovative research and teaching fields, which have relevance to environmental studies and have been insufficiently researched by Israeli academia;
  • to nurture a new generation of outstanding professionals in the environmental arena.


In the Public Sphere

  • to be a leader in addressing environmental challenges facing Israel and its residents – today and in the future;
  • to raise acute environmental issues to the public agenda and promote discourse in the local and national levels;
  • to make academic knowledge and capabilities available to environmental policy makers in the local and national levels;
  • to assimilate environmental awareness into the education and legal systems, the business sector and industry;
  • to construct collaborations for environmental betterment with all relevant factors: environmental organizations, government ministries, local government, public sector, business enterprises and industrial factories.



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