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Academic Programs

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is an oasis of innovation that serves as a model for the world.

It is the link between academia and industry, Israel and the developing world. A university where the highest academic and scientific standards are integrated with community outreach, BGU is where the pioneering spirit of discovery flourishes, fulfilling David Ben-Gurion's dream to make the desert bloom.

BGU is a world leader in arid zone research, ecology, medicine, economics, alternative energy, and more, offering expertise to many developing countries. In keeping with its mandate, it plays a key role in promoting industry, agriculture, education, and community outreach in the Negev.

The University's faculties (colleges), medical and health sciences programs, and research institutes and centers are listed below. Several degree programs are taught in English, attracting students from around the world. For detailed information about any of these programs and the numerous academic departments visit BGU's Web site.



Marcus Family Campus, Beer-Sheva
David Bergman Campus, Beer-Sheva
David Tuviyahu Campus, Beer-Sheva
Sede Boqer Campus
Eilat Campus

Click for a virtual tour of the Marcus Family Campus.

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Faculties (Colleges)

Faculty of Engineering Sciences
     15 Departments

Faculty of Health Sciences
     9 Research Departments, 8 Clinical Departments,
     6 Schools

Pinchas Sapir Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
     20 Departments

Faculty of Natural Sciences
     7 Departments

Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management
     5 Departments

Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research
     3 Institutes, 5 Departments, Graduate School

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Advanced Degree Programs

Kreitman School of Advanced Graduate Studies
      (doctorate and postdoctorate)

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International Degree Programs Taught in English

For information, go to BGU's International Study site

Medical School for International Health
     in collaboration with Columbia University Medical Center

Graduate Degrees:
Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies
M.A. in Israel Studies
M.A. in Linguistics
M.A. in Literature
M.EM in Disaster Preparedness and Response

Undergraduate Degrees:
B.EMS in International Academic Emergency Medicine
B.A. in Literature and Linguistics

Study Abroad Program in English

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Medical and Health Science Schools

Joyce and Irving Goldman Medical School
Medical School for International Health (taught in English)
Leon and Mathilde Recanati School for
     Community Health Professions
School for Medical Laboratory Sciences
School of Pharmacy
School of Continuing Medical Education

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Research Institutes

Homeland Security Institute
National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev

Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology
Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research
French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands
Swiss Institute for Dryland Environmental and Energy Research
Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism
Heksherim Research Institute for the
     Study of Jewish and Israeli Culture and Literature

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Research Centers

BGU's numerous research centers are spearheading and promoting multidiscipinary research in a number of areas that will improve the quality of life for people throughout the world.

This abbreviated list is divided into general categories to provide you with a context for understanding the type of interdisciplinary research that has made BGU one of the most sought-after universities by faculty and students alike.

Engineering and High-Technology
Blechner Center for Industrial Catalysis
     and Process Development
Ira Center for Business, Technology and Society
Safra Center for the Design and Engineering
     of Functional Biopolymers
Zandman Center for Microelectronic Thick Film Technology

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Health and Medicine
S. Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition
Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldshmied) Center
     for Diabetes Research and Education
Sial Research Center for Family Medicine and Primary Care
University Center for Cancer Research
Zlotowski Center for Neuroscience
Brain Imaging Research Center
Center for Multidisciplinary Research in Aging
PREPARED Center -The University Center for Research on
    Preparedness and Response to Emergencies and Disasters

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Humanities and Social Sciences
Goldstein-Goren International Center for Jewish Thought
Chaim Herzog Center for Middle East Studies and Diplomacy
Center for Women's Health Studies and Promotion
Moshe David Gaon Center for Ladino Culture
Sidney R. and Esther Rabb Center for Holocaust
     and Redemption Studies
Jacques Loeb Center for the History and Philosophy
     of the Life Sciences
Gershon Rivlin Computerized Information Center
     (Ben-Gurion Archives Online)

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Education and Welfare
Robert H. Arnow Center for Bedouin Studies and Development
Negev Center for Regional Development
Martin-Springer Center for Conflict Studies and Negotiation
Israeli Center for Third Sector Research
Center for Advanced Mathematics
Lynne and William Frankel Center for Computer Science
Center for Futurism in Education
Center for Science and Technology Education
Hubert Burda Center for Innovative Communications
Moshe Prywes Center for Medical Education

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Desert and Environmental Research
Bengis Center for Desert Aquaculture
Blaustein Center for Scientific Cooperation
Newman Information Center for Desert Research and Development
Marco and Louise Mitrani Center for Desert Ecology
Center for Desert Architecture and Urban Planning
National Solar Energy Center

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Business and Management
Bengis Center for Entrepreneurship and High-Tech Management
Decision Making and Economic Psychology Center

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