About the MA in Migration Studies
The International program in Migration Studies is an interdisciplinary one-year MA program taught in English that aims at offering students a comprehensive look into the global and local issues of migration.
In the field of migration, the University is home to a prominent group of scholars whose work is recognized internationally through such volumes as Russian Jews on Three Continents: Migration and Resettlement, which studied the mass migration from the former USSR; Children of Circumstances, on Israeli migrants in the United States; and Immigration and Nation Building, a comparative study of Israel and Australia. Additionally, the expertise of faculty members is called upon by national and local government agencies in developing migration and integration policies and to evaluate intervention projects. Members of the faculty are also closely affiliated with civil society organizations and serve on the boards of or hold advisory roles at NGOs that work to improve the conditions of immigrant populations, such as foreign laborers and refugees.
Led by our exceptional professors, this program seeks to provide students with the theories, tools and experience first hand to pursue careers in various fields including public policy, international affairs, politics, research, academia, and non-profits. This international program is an opportunity to be part of a diverse student body that in itself provides a platform for different local knowledge and experiences to converge and create a unique environment for learning.
* Quote from Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future by Ian Goldin, Geoffrey Cameron and Meera Balarajan. Princeton University Press
About the Migration Program Team
Professor Noah Lewin-Epstein
About the Gershon H. Gordon Faculty of Social Sciences
The Social Sciences study collective aspects of the human experience as revealed in culture and the many forms of social organization. Since its founding in 1964, the Faculty of Social Sciences at Tel Aviv University set itself the goal of furthering our understanding of social forms in general and of Israeli society in particular.
Comprising over 20 percent of Tel Aviv University's student enrollment, the Faculty of Social Science is the most heterogeneous, with links to such diverse areas as neurosciences (cognitive and biopsychology), mathematics (economic theory), cultural studies (anthropology), and philosophy (political thought). Under the broad umbrella of social sciences scholars at Tel Aviv University study such varied topics as comparative political institutions; international relations; immigration and social rights; risk and decision making; markets and contracts; the effect of electronic media and its regulation; sustainable growth; work and organizations; stress and its regulation; perception and memory.
Tel Aviv University’s Gordon Faculty of Social Sciences holds a leading position among Israeli universities and is ranked among the top 100 academic institutions worldwide (QS TOPUNIVERSITIES).
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About Tel Aviv University
Located within Israel's cultural, financial and business heartland, Tel Aviv University is the largest and most comprehensive of Israel's institutions of higher education. TAU is active in most areas of teaching and research and plays a focal role in all areas of economic, social, and national debate. This major center of learning started in 1956 with the union of three small educational units - the Tel Aviv School of Law and Economics, an Institute of Natural Sciences, and an Institute of Jewish Studies. It was granted autonomy in 1963. Today, over 29,000 students participate in the degree programs of the University's 105 different departments and 27 schools in nine faculties.
As witnessed by the 56 Israel Prize Laureates who have been associated with Tel Aviv University, TAU sets a great store by academic excellence, innovation, and creativity, while constantly striving to advance and internalize moral values and justice in Israel.
The best students in Israel seek to gain an education and a profession at TAU and to enjoy its free and lively atmosphere. The beautiful and spacious campus is situated in suburban Ramat Aviv, just north of the city, the University is minutes away from downtown Tel Aviv. TAU’s proximity to the artistic and commercial capital of Israel allows students to absorb the best of Israeli culture and society.
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For more information on Tel Aviv University please visit TAU's website in English