Centers at YVC






Action Research Center for Social Justice

The center addresses a wide range of topics of social-educational importance, using action research to create collaborations between academics and the community, promoting social change. The center is managed by a steering committee comprised of YVC faculty members and members of the community.

Research Center on Aging, Intergenerational Relations and Health

The center focuses on the complexity of factors influencing Israel’s aging population, looking at intergenerational family relations and health. The Center provides professional input from an academic perspective to the Welfare and Health Care services, county offices, policy makers and others whose decisions affect the wellbeing of the elderly population and their families. 

Center for Diversity and Intergroup Conflict

We address sources of conflict between the diverse groups residing in Israel and explore how to engage them constructively in a range of settings. We accomplish this through research, conferences and seminars, community education projects, professional training of intergroup conflict and diversity professionals, and development of regional and international networks.

Center for Diversity Management and Mediation Research

The Yezreel Valley represents a microcosm of Israel's complex, culturally diverse society, where tremendous transformations and conflicts constitute an integral part of daily life. This center examines the profile of conflict in the Yezreel Valley Region and attempts to implement consensual and dialogue-based approaches for conflict management. 

Center for Psychobiological Research

Housed within the Department of Social Sciences, this center combines pre-clinical and clinical research in one location. With advanced research tools and technologies, this center allows students, faculty and researchers to study questions that deal with schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease, developmental disorders, attention disorders, Sleep disorders and more.

Galilee Center for Studies in Jewish-Christian Relations

As the premier institute of Jewish-Christian research, teaching and encounter in Israel, we have a broad range of initiatives that include working closely with academics, clergy and laypeople within our regional, national, and international communities. We are academically oriented but also committed to building better relationships between real communities.