Who we are


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

Established in 2010, the Glocal Program is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Hebrew University. Placed in one of the world’s 100 leading faculties of social sciences, the program is taught in English and offers a diverse range of courses.


Key Facts:

  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) is the highest-ranked university in Israel, one of the world’s top 100, and one of the top 25 institutions outside of the United States. 
  • The Program is 18-months long and includes a 4-month field internship, based on students’ interests. Glocal is a Master’s Degree in international development, which offers an optional research track.
  • Glocal offers two specializations: Gender and Development, Migration, and Development.
  • Glocal's Alumni network includes 200+ Individuals working in the field around the world.
  • Glocal is an English-taught program that brings together students from all over the world.