Ben-Gurion University of the Negev aspires to fulfill the vision of Israel's first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, who believed that Israel's future lay in the development of the Negev. Today, at its campuses in Beer-Sheva, Sede Boqer and Eilat, close to 20,000 students are enrolled in the Faculties of Engineering Sciences, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management, the Joyce and Irving Goldman Medical School and the Kreitman School of Advanced Graduate Studies. Major University research institutes include the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev, the Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research with the Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies, and the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism.
Ben-Gurion University offers its expertise to many developing countries, while playing a key role in promoting industry, agriculture and education in the Negev. Thousands of its students take part in community-oriented activities and special tutoring projects. The University welcomes exciting challenges in innovative fields of research and strives to bring new opportunities to Beer-Sheva and the Negev while continuing its pursuit of academic excellence and expanding its contribution to the community.
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