The Druze section was established in the 1970s. Druze students who were studying at the university were interested in materials for papers about Druze society, which was rare in those days. In addition, articles on the history of the Druze people were beginning to be published.
Prof. Kais Firro, then a student at the university, suggested in an article published in al-Huda (a journal on Druze issues) that a center for research about the Druze be established to gather relevant materials: books, journals and periodicals, documents and other archival material that would be helpful in researching the Druze.
Mr. Faiz Azzam, editor of al-Huda and a University of Haifa research assistant, suggested to then University president Eliezer Refaeli that this center be established at the university, and this idea was approved. The Druze section was established under the auspices of the Jewish-Arab Center.

The Jewish-Arab Center/The Gustav Heinemann, Institute for Middle Eastern Studies, The Druze Research & Archive Section,
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