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.
Ben-Gurion University is easily accessible by train and by bus.
Car - take highway 4 south from Tel-Aviv, switch to highway 41 East in Ashdod and then follow highway 40 South to Beer-Sheva.
Israel Railways schedule and fares (in English and Hebrew) information at 03-5774000 or 04-8564444. Get off at Beer Sheva north station. Take the Mexico Bridge to the campus.
Egged Bus Service schedule and fares (in English and Hebrew ) information at 03-6948888. Get off at Reger Road and Ben-Gurion Boulevard intersection. (bottom left corner of map above.)
Metropoline Bus Service schedule and fares (in Hebrew only ) information at *5900 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Get off at Reger Road and Ben-Gurion Boulevard intersection. (bottom left corner of map below )
There is also free parking available right outside the campus, at the Beersheva North / University train station, and from there it's a short walk (just over the Mexico Bridge).
For further information: www.bgu.ac.il