Texas A&M University and the University of Haifa on Monday announced plans to establish a joint institute for marine science research in Israel. The universities said they will invest $5.5 million to establish the Texas A&M -- University of Haifa Eastern Mediterranean Observatory on Haifa's campus.
Texas A&M has backed away from more ambitious plans announced in 2013 to develop a full-fledged branch campus elsewhere in Israel, in the predominantly Arab city of Nazareth.
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