JERUSALEM (Aug. 28)
Israel’s first special diploma course in public administration will get under way here during the coming academic year at Eliezer Kaplan School of Economics and Social Science of the Hebrew University. The new course, to be conducted with the cooperation of the Israel Civil Service Commission, will be open to civil servants and those already holding baccalaureates from the university. For the former, the course will last two years, and for the latter, one. Public officials who are recommended to the course, will receive leave of absence from their posts.
During recent years, the Israel Government and the Hebrew University invited a number of foreign experts–mainly under the auspices of the United Nations Technical Assistance Administration–to advise on a suitable academic program of supplementary training for government employees and university graduates wishing to specialize in the field. Visiting professors who will teach in the new course will include Prof. Martin Kriesberg, of Washington, who was largely responsible for formulating the curriculum under UN auspices, and Dr. Bertram Gross, a specialist in public administration.