The Max Stern Yezreel Valley College (YVC)

The Max Stern Yezreel Valley College ( is the leading institution of higher education in the Galilee, with over 5,000 students.

Located in a rural area at the crossroads of three distinct cultures-Jewish, Christian and Muslim-the College builds bridges between the communities which it serves. Faculty members devote constant effort to the education and training of our diverse student population, believing that Israel's future as a pluralistic democracy depends on the dissemination of knowledge and modern skills in peripheral regions of the country.

The College integrates research and hands-on professional experience through community work and involvement with various community organizations. This experience provides students with a real-life demonstration of theoretical concepts in a professional environment, thus establishing an even stronger bond between our students and the social and economic reality of Israel's northern communities.

Academic Departments
  • Economics and Business Management
  • Management Information Systems (MIS)
  • Communication
  • Human Services
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Criminology
  • Education
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Political Science
  • Health Systems Administration
  • Nursing Studies

Multi-Disciplinary Studies
Study Units:

  • Israeli Culture and People
  • Middle East Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Law Studies
  • Communications, Society and Politics Studies
  • Economics and Business Studies
  • Business and Industrial Management

B.A. studies plan for excellent students
M.A. Programs

  • Educational Counseling
  • Organizational Development and Consulting

The Goren School of Communication and Graphic Arts
The School of Pre-Academic Studies
College for Senior Citizens of the Region