About the Provost - Hebrew University's Rothberg International School
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About the Provost

About the ProvostProf. Noam Shoval brings multiple dimensions to his role as provost of Rothberg International School. As a full professor in the Department of Geography, Shoval has served as the head of the department, as well as the director of the European Forum at Hebrew University and the president of the Israeli Geographical Association. He is an expert in urban geography and planning, urban tourism, and the development and implementation of advanced tracking technologies – which are being applied in the fields of urban studies, tourism, and medicine. Internationally, he is a sought-after consultant and collaborator on research projects in areas including tourist time-space activities, urban tourism planning, and the aging and cognitive decline of patients. Prof. Shoval’s work has had global impact, influencing policy and planning in Israel, Spain, Hong Kong, Germany, Denmark, Italy, and China.

Prof. Shoval completed his Ph.D. at Hebrew University and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of London (2000-2001). He was an Alexander von Humboldt research fellow at Heidelberg University (2007-2008) and served as a visiting professor at the Center for Urban and Social Research at the University of Pittsburgh (2014-2015). He has authored four books and more than 120 scientific publications.

Prof. Shoval comes to RIS at a critical stage in the formulation of Hebrew University’s internationalization policy, and he will guide the school’s development and activity during this important time of growth and expansion.

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