Steven Haberman receives honorary doctorate from the University of Haifa
Cass professor honoured at the university's 46th Meeting of the Board of Governors.
The honour was bestowed upon Professor Haberman for his unstinting activities in the public arena that are aimed at improving society.
Professor Ron Robin, President of the University of Haifa, noted that Professor Haberman is one of the leading researchers in the actuarial, insurance and risk management fields.
“In appreciation of his contribution to the advancement and study of actuarial research in general and the University of Haifa in particular, and for being a true friend of Israeli academia and the State of Israel, it is our pleasure to award him the highest honour that the University awards – the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa.”
Professor Steven Haberman said:
“I am delighted to receive this honorary degree from the University of Haifa. It is a great honour and is a highlight of my career, and even more so when I read about the other recipients.
"My association with the Department of Statistics at Haifa goes back about 30 years, during which, I have advised on the setting up of Postgraduate Diploma and Masters programmes in Actuarial Science, on the evolution of the curriculum and on the development of the accompanying research activity.
"It is a source of considerable pride to see that the courses are professionally recognised and form an integral part of the education of actuaries in Israel and that the research work has achieved international recognition."