Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Region: Western Asia
Country/Region: Israel
Found Year: 1964
Address: Ben-Gurion Ave.

The establishment of the “Institute for Higher Education in the Negev” was initiated by the residents of Beer-Sheva and the Negev during the early 1960s. Teachers from other academic institutions in Israel provided higher education in Beer-Sheva. Continuous efforts to convince the government to establish a full-fledged university in the Negev, in southern Israel, were fruitful, and on November, 9, 1969, Yigal Alon, the Minister of Education and acting Prime Minister, announced that the Government had decided to build and support the “University of the Negev.” In November 1970, the first meeting of the Board of Governors took place, and the “Institute for Higher Education in the Negev” became the “University of the Negev.” The University was formally accredited by the Council for Higher Education (CHE) in 1973 and after the death of David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first and legendary prime minister, it was officially named “Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.” The University started to take shape on the Beit HIAS (a former hostel) campus in Beer-Sheva during the early 1970s. It gradually came to include faculties of Natural Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health Sciences, a Medical School, Institutes for Applied Research, an Institute for Desert Research, and the Ben-Gurion of the Negev Heritage Institute. During the second half of the 1970s, the CHE authorized the University to grant Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Medical Doctor (MD) degrees. The Leon and Matilda Recanati School of Community Health Professions was also founded during this period. During the 1980s, growth continued, new departments and study programs were opened, and the number of applications increased. In the early 1990s, academic cooperation agreements with many institutions throughout the world were signed, students from abroad were admitted to the University, and the number of students surpassed 10,000. The past ten years have been marked by a rapid increase in the number of students, from about 11,000 in 1995/6 to over 19,500 by 2011/2012. The Kreitman School of Advanced Graduate Studies, which administers all PhD studies, was established in 1997, and generous fellowships began to be offered to outstanding PhD candidates and post-doctoral fellows. During that period, new departments and study programs were added, among them the School of Management (which has recently become The Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management), the Department of Middle East Studies, and the Department of Politics and Government. The University has five campuses: (a) three in Beer-Sheva: the Marcus Family Campus (the main campus), the David Tuviyahu Campus (formerly Beit HIAS) and the David Bergmann Campus, (b) one in Sede Boqer (south of Beer-Sheva), which includes: the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, the Albert Katz International School for Desert Research, and the Ben-Gurion of the Negev Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism, and (c) the University’s newest campus in Eilat, established in 2003. The Eilat Campus offers BA and BSc and MA & MSc degrees in several fields. Approximately 800 students are currently studying there. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev includes: the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Natural Sciences, the Faculty of Engineering Sciences, the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Business and Management, and the Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research.

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Astrophysics and Cosmology
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biological Chemistry
Biomedical Engineering
Biotechnology Engineering
Business Management
Cell and Animal Physiology
Chemical Engineering
Communication Systems Engineering
Communications Theory
Computation In Chemical Engineering
Computational Geometry, Graphics, and Vision
Computer Engineering
Condensed Matter Theory (Cmt)
Control Theory
Design and Analysis of Reactors
Distributed Computing
Double Degree Programs with Computer Sciences and Life Sciences
Dynamic Geology
Economic and Social Policy
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electromagnetic Radiation (Electromagnetism)
Engineering Geology
Entrepreneurship and Hi-Tech Management
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Science and Hydrogeology
Experimental Condensed Matter (Cme)
Fundamentals of Momentum
Geology and Computer Science
Geology/Life Sciences
Health Systems Management
Heat and Mass Transfer
High Energy Physics (Hep)
Hotel and Tourism Management
Industrial Engineering
Information System Engineering
Intelligent Systems
Lasers and Atomic Spectroscopy
Marine Biology and Biotechnology
Mass and Heat Balance
Materials Chemistry and Nanotechnology
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Microelectronics, Nanotechnology, and Vlsi
Multidisciplinary Program
Non-Linear Dynamics (Nld)
Norganic Chemistry
Nuclear Engineering
Optics and Electro-Optics
Organic Chemistry
Organizational Behavior
Physical Chemistry
Plant Sciences
Policy and Management In Local Government
Power Systems
Process Control; and Biochemical
Process Design and Engineering Project
Process Dynamics and Control
Processes and Advanced Materials
Public Policy and Administration
Separation Processes In Chemical Engineering
Signal Processing
Software Engineering
Strategy and International Managemen T
Structural Biology/Bioinformatics
Structural Engineering
Systems and Programming Languages
Theoretical Chemistry
Tourism and Hotel Management
Unit Operations In Chemical Engineering
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Applied Mineralogy and Analytic Geochemistry
Bio-Physics of The Cell; Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Biomedical Engineering
Biotechnology and Bio-Medical Engineering
Biotechnology Engineering
Catalysis and Reaction Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Communication Systems Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electro-Optical Engineering
Energy Engineering
Energy Storage and Fuel Cells
Engineering Sciences
Environmental Engineering
Health Sciences
Heat and Mass Transfer
Humanities and Social Sciences
Industrial Engineering
Information System Engineering
Information Systems
Kinetics of Rock-Water Interactions
Management and Safety Engineering
Materials Engineering
Maturation of Thermal History of Tectonic Regime
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Properties of Rocks
Mesoscale Macromolecular Engineering Interfaces In Soft and Condensed Matter
Metamorphic Rocks and Processes
Micropaleontology, Stratigraphy, and Paleoecology of Mesozoic and Cenozoic Carbonate Rocks
Natural Sciences
Nuclear Engineering
Numerical Methods and Process Simulation
Pollution Prevention and Waste Treatment
Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering
School of Management
Separation Technology
Structural Geology
Supercritical Fluid Extraction and Drying
Tectonics of The Alpine and Arabian-Nubian Orogenic Terrains
Thermodynamics of Multi-Component Systems
Using Hydrogeology