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BGU Branches Out to Botswana

December 19, 2012

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has signed an agreement to help establish Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST).

BGU will be in charge of teaching and research at BIUST, focusing on science and technology with an emphasis on facing the challenges of drylands and deserts.

Botswana-BGU Memorandum of Understanding

Left to Right: Botswana's Honorary Consul Vladimir Cizelj; BGU Vice President for External Affairs Prof. Amos Drory; Acting Vice Chancellor of BIUST Prof. Steven Howell; BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi; and Ambassador Dan Shaham of the Israel Foreign Ministry Africa Division

The African nation of Botswana is over 80 percent desert.

The memorandum of understanding was recently signed in Beer-Sheva by BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi, M.D. and BIUST's Acting Vice Chancellor Steven Howell.

"BGU is proud to be able to help create this new university that will have a long-term impact on Botswana's development and also make a difference for all the countries in the region," says Prof. Carmi.

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