Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is one of Israel’s leading research universities and among the world leaders in many fields.
It has around 20,000 students and 4,000 faculty members in the Faculties of Engineering Sciences; Health Sciences; Natural Sciences; the Pinchas Sapir Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management; the Joyce and Irving Goldman School of Medicine; the Kreitman School of Advanced Graduate Studies; The School of Brain sciences and Cognition; The School of Sustainability and Climate Change and Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies. More than 100,000 alumni play important roles in all areas of research and development, industry, health care, the economy, society, culture and education in Israel.
The University has three main campuses: The Marcus Family Campus in Beer-Sheva; the research campus at Sde Boker and the Eilat Campus, and is home to national and multi- disciplinary research institutes: the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev; the National Institute of Solar Energy; the Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology; the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research; the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel & Zionism, and Heksherim – The Research Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture.
The summer school of Ben-Gurion University is an intensive four-week academic programme for Agri-Business students providing them access to cutting-edge knowledge and technology related to agricultural practices and it is built with the integrated academic perspective of improving food and water use worldwide, in face of global climate changes. The combination of field and laboratory work provides hands-on experiences to the students. It offers the opportunity to explore a combination of both basic and applied research in agricultural and environmental topics, socialize with local students, and weekly tours to discover Israeli culture and history.
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