Training Social Work Skills, from Basic to Advance
The Bob Shapell School of Social Work enjoys a long-standing and worldwide prestige as a leading, innovative academic institution training social workers and advancing research in various aspects of the social work profession. The school has accepted its first class of BSW students in the 1969, its first MSW students in 1978, and its first doctoral students in 1986. Since 1976 the school also operates a Continuing Education Unit, which provides social workers and other helping professionals with advanced clinical and professional knowledge and skills
Our prolific faculty members publish their research in first-rate professional journals. In addition, almost all our faculty members actively pursue social change and advance the social impact of their research through their roles as academic advisors for the government and social organizations, founders and directors of NGO’s and public forums, members of professional public committees and more. The Bob Shapell School of Social Work is proud of this active social involvement of its academic staff who carry an ongoing dialogue with practitioners and policy makers, in line with the School’s academic spirit and professional values.
The beautiful Social Work building is located at the southern side of the Tel Aviv University campus. It was built in 1981, and later expanded in 2001, with the generous support of the Shapell family - the late Lily and Nathan Shapell - in memory of their late son Bob Shapell. The building’s unique architecture – three stories that encircle a central open space patio – as well as its adjacent exquisite garden, invite students to meet, chat, study in groups or simply relax, and is tailored to the professional needs of social work teaching, research, and training.