Glocal International Development


Glocal is an interdisciplinary 18-month graduate program offered by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. This program translates academic research into a practical understanding of community development conducive to empowering communities in need across the world to prosper and succeed. Glocal offers its students theoretical knowledge, inspired by a global perspective, and practical local solutions. Glocal cultivates a new generation of practitioners who are equipped with the most cutting-edge theories and expertise whilst comprehending and engaging with the complex challenges facing marginalized communities.

Glocal’s unique approach builds on a strong academic 14-month curriculum from a variety of social science disciplines and a practical 4-month internship spent in international organizations working with local communities across the world.

Established in 2010, the Glocal program is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Hebrew University. The program is taught in English and offers courses ranging from Geography and Demographics to Public Policy and Business Administration.

Each cohort consists of some 25-30 students, a number of whom are from the developing world. In this way, Glocal assists in the advancement of young and promising candidates capable of becoming agents of change in their communities. By the same token, these students in the course of their studies at the Hebrew University enrich and deepen the learning process of their peers.


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Glocal 2020 Graduation Event - 25th March 2020

Glocal 2020 Graduation Event - 25th March 2020

January 21, 2020

Do join us for our Cohort 9's Graduation Event on Wednesday 25th March 2020 with refreshments, Glocal Talks, a debate and more! 

This will be a fantastic opportunity to hear from our graduating students about their recent internships in developing countries, learn more about our program in International Development and to explore the theme of empowerment together.

We hope you will be able to join us to celebrate Cohort 9's achievements.

Book launch

Book Launch

November 19, 2019

The Glocal program is happy to invite you to the Book Launch event of:

" International Development in Africa: Between Theory & Practice"

Edited by Yonathan Gez,  Reut Barak Weeks and Manya Kagan

This exciting volume, in which many Glocal staff and alumni contributed, is one of the only publications in Hebrew dedicated to the subject of International Development. 

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