About RANGE center
A disproportionate amount of scientific and technological discoveries, as well as creative and artistic works, are produced by individuals who are considered “gifted”.
Israel’s “brain power” is its most important natural resource and, as such, must be continuously cultivated at the highest levels.
The identification and cultivation of gifted children is essential to Israel’s future.
Children with high intellectual potential should be provided with optimal educational opportunities in order to realize their potential and benefit both the individual child and the community.
The Interdisciplinary Center for the Research and Advancement of Giftedness and Excellence (RANGE) dedicated to identifying, educating and nurturing gifted Israeli children.
RANGE was established at the University of Haifa in 2008 with the aim of advancing innovative interdisciplinary research associated with CREATIVITY, GIFTEDNESS AND EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION.
The Center houses two academic units which work closely together and support each other
the research section and
the research implementation section.
The research section is home to the Neurocognitive laboratory which is focused on gaining a better understanding brain functioning and creativity.
The research implementation section partners with the Municipality of Haifa to work with junior high students by providing them with specialized high school level courses to help them fully realize their abilities.
The Center maintains academic ties with leading international institutions involved in the identification and education of the gifted in countries as wide-ranging as Germany, Turkey, Cyprus, Romania, Bulgaria, Canada and the United States.
The Center hosts symposiums, workshops and academic conferences addressing issues connected to giftedness and excellence.
The long-term vision of RANGE is to evolve into a unique and innovative international center of excellence for research on giftedness in different fields, and the education of the exceptional, to benefit Israeli society and the international community.