From the Desk of the Dean
The Faculty of Social Sciences at the Tel Aviv University was inaugurated in 1964.
Since its inauguration, the Faculty has burgeoned and has developed both from the aspect of the numbers of students enrolled, the number of members of the academic and administrative staff, as well as from the aspect of the expansion of curriculum and fields of research. The name of the Faculty of Social Sciences attests to its uniqueness. It provides a high level academic framework that trains students through combining teaching with research, with each of the curriculum subjects being tightly and directly linked to the environment in which we all live. Due to this, we view it as being our obligation to ensure that the students acquire in depth theoretical knowledge and skills that will enable them to comprehend the complexity of social life and will gain experience in conducting high level research that will link them to the fields of endeavor of Israeli society.
This multifaceted approach is expressed by the fact that the staff of the Faculty is composed of top class researchers, of prominent theoreticians recognized in Israel and around the world, as well as of key figures in the field who bring their extensive experience to the Faculty in the fields of Economics, Politics, Media and Defense.
The Faculty is diversified and the entire range of social science fields are represented. The Faculty runs 5 independent schools: The School of Economics, the School of Social Work, the School of Psychology Sciences, the School of Political Science, Governance and International Relations and the School of Social and Political Studies which incorporates the following Departments: Sociology and Anthropology, Communications, Labor Studies, Public Policy and the Conflicts Management and Mediation Program. Unique English Language curricula are offered by the various Schools of the Faculty, in Conflict Management and Mediation, Migration, Diplomacy and Defense studies as well as Political Communications studies, and the Program dealing with contending with stress, disaster and trauma.
As part of the Bachelor's Degree studies, the Faculty encourages interdisciplinary studies and the majority of the students study bi-departmental spheres in the Faculty or in conjunction with other Faculties, such as Administration, Life Science, Humanities, Arts and Exact Sciences, while with respect to advanced degrees, the students study in one of the Departments and specialize in one of the leading fields of research, partly out of the aspiration to integrate into the academic world and partly out of a desire to implement the knowledge in professional practice.
The Faculty is proud of its undergraduates and graduates, whose high level of studies opened doors for them for continuation studies and employment at prestigious institutes in Israel and around the world.
The widespread research activities conducted at the Faculty is assisted by research centers and institutes and constitutes a basis for the various curricula through which we training the future generation of researchers and professionals in a range of social sciences.
Each year, the Faculty puts on a range of events - symposiums, conferences and advanced training at which students, as well as the general public are offered the opportunity of studying and getting to know unique fields related to the social life and which are at the epicenter of the current public discourse.
In this supporting and accepting atmosphere, we aspire to continued growth and the development of a manner of fruitful cooperation between all the entities involved.
Prof. Tami Ronen Rosenbaum
Dean of the Faculty