Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Institute type Universities
Area South
Date of recognition 30/05/1972
Budgeting Publicly funded institutions

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev was established by the Government of Israel in order to advance the development of the Negev. The University is an important center for instruction and research. The University includes the Faculties of Engineering Sciences, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Business and Management, and a School of Advanced Graduate Studies. There are also several research institutes: the National Institute for Biotechnology, the Institutes for Desert Research, the International School for Desert Studies and the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism. The University has campuses in Beer Sheva, Sde Boker and Eilat. The University is committed to academic excellence, social involvement and promotion of higher education. Since its establishment in 1969, the University has gained an international reputation for research and development of desert agriculture and for innovative approaches to multi-cultural community medicine and it makes an important scientific contribution to developing countries in the world.

POB 653, Beer Sheva 84105