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Research at BGU

At Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, we are using Israel's greatest resource—brain power—to change the future for the whole world. Here are just a few of the research initiatives that our students and researchers are revolutionizing. We invite you to explore our work and learn how some of the most promising minds of our time are making a difference.

Brain Research

Scientists at BGU are working to develop new treatment methods for a range of disorders including strokes, tumors, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, autism, learning disorders and more. Discover our innovative approach to brain research. More »

 

Diabetes

25 million people suffer from diabetes in America alone. BGU researchers are working on ways not only to diagnose and manage diabetes, but also to cure it. How close are we to finding a cure? Find out the exciting answer. More »

 

Homeland Security

Homeland security is part of daily life in Israel and essential to the State’s continued existence. The Homeland Security Institute at BGU is advancing research and technologies to address Israel's security challenges, and those of its friends and allies around the world. More »

Israel Studies, Jewish Thought and Culture

The world can learn a lot from the multifaceted layers of Israeli experience, including its history, culture, ideology, society and politics. Read about BGU's interdisciplinary approach to the study of this great start-up nation. More »

 

Nanotechnology

BGU scientists are conducting some of the most innovative nanotechnology research in the world. The work they are doing will lead to great innovations in medicine, computer power, electronics, homeland security, clean water, and energy. More »

 

Nutrition

At BGU, specialists from many disciplines are working on preventive and therapeutic applications to stop weight gain and save lives. Together they are helping people live longer, healthier lives through improved nutrition. More »

 

Solar Energy

The huge potential of solar energy is nowhere more evident than in the Negev desert. BGU is poised to provide the know-how to deliver 90 percent of Israel's energy needs from solar energy. Learn more about the work we're doing at the National Solar Energy Center. More »