Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Ben-Gurion University, established in 1969, is a major center for teaching and research,
with campuses in Beer-Sheba, Eilat and Sede Boqer. More than 18,000 students are
enrolled in the Faculties of Engineering Sciences, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences,
Humanities and Social Sciences, Business and Management and Advanced Graduate Studies.
The University also includes major research institutes such as the National Institute
for Biotechnology in the Negev, the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research
with its Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies and the Ben-Gurion
Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism.
Ben-Gurion University plays a key role in promoting industry, agriculture and education
in the Negev. Through its pioneering research in arid zone communities, BGU has
established a basis for cooperation with countries sharing a similar climate, particularly
in the Middle East. BGU is part of the global community, with researchers sharing
internationally their expertise in such fields as hi-tech, bio-tech, medicine, arid
zone agriculture, solar energy, water resource management, nanotechnology and more.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev: The dream of progress, prosperity and peace.