The goal of the School is to be an overall framework within the Faculty of Humanities at the Hebrew University in which the best students in the Masters and PhD programs can work alongside researchers at the post-doctoral and advanced stages of their careers in an interdisciplinary and mutually reinforcing, intellectually enriching, and friendly work environment that allows them to fulfill their potential.
The School strives to educate the future generation of researchers by building a cohesive and dynamic academic community. It includes clusters of excellence closely involved in an ongoing intellectual exchange between students and their teachers.
The School selects, trains, and nurtures those graduate students who demonstrate particular talent and excellence in their studies and are the most likely to be leaders in academic life in the future. Students receive generous fellowships in order to allow them to devote their time and energies to their research and complete their degrees in a reasonable amount of time. Beyond the level of graduate degrees, the School also offers prestigious post-doctoral fellowships and hosts, in the Mandel Scholion Center and the Martin Buber Society of Fellows, collective and interdisciplinary research programs. The School is an integral part of the Faculty of Humanities and strives to contribute to the academic environment and opportunities of its faculty and students.