The Department of Labor Studies

The Department of Labor Studies was founded in 1964. It is the only university department in Israel devoted to the teaching and to the study of labor. The Department is composed of outstanding researchers both internationally and in Israel. Their articles and books are published in leading international and Israeli venues. The courses in the Department combine both the theory and the practice of the world of work. The faculty members in the Department research and study labor through a variety of disciplines: labor relations, sociology, economics, law, history and psychology.


The introductory courses offered by the Department include: Human Resource Management, Organizational Theory and Behavior, Labor Relations, Labor Law, and the History of Labor. Students also study courses in quantitative and qualitative research. The Department is particularly suited for anyone who is interested in the fields of human resource management, organizational theory and behavior, labor unions, and to those interested in employment in the civil service or in non-governmental organizations devoted to labor. The Department’s alumni have gone on to top positions in both the public and private sectors.


The Department offers graduate studies in both research based masters and doctoral programs. Graduate studies in the Department are intended for top students interested in research and in an in depth knowledge of the world of labor. Graduate studies are intended for students who focus on human resource management, organizational theory and behavior, labor law and for students interested in the world of labor. Alumni of the Department’s graduate programs have gone on to careers in leading research institutions in Israel (universities and colleges).

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