The University of Haifa (UH, http://www.haifa.ac.il/?lang=en) is the largest 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, all dedicated to pursuing excellence in academic research and teaching. The UH has participated in 80 EU funded projects, in 37 of them as a coordinator and currently has 9 active Horizon 2020 projects. The bulk of the research at the University is carried out in the context of over 70 research institutes and centres which provide the opportunity for interdisciplinary work. Such interdisciplinary work is especially implemented at our Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences where researchers from social and health disciplines cooperate to study unique research questions which address people’s needs. Results of such studies influence policy maker’s in varied topics related to social and health issues.