With a dramatic location on the Carmel heights and many buildings designed by Oscar Niemeyer (of Brazilia fame, the superfuturistic capital city of Brazil), Haifa University is dazzling and quintessentially “Haifa.” The views from the 30th floor observatory of the university’s Eshkol Tower are not-to-be-missed, and the Hecht Museum contains an impressive collection of archaeological finds, as well paintings by Impressionists and artists of the Jewish School of Paris.