Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Ben Gurion University of the Negev was founded in 1969 in Be’er Sheva, Israel. The university has 5 faculties including the Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences and the Faculty of Business and Management. It has 5 campuses, the main one being the Marcus Family Campus in Be’er Sheva. The current president of the university if Prof. Rivka Carmi and its rector is Prof. Zvi HaCohen.
Our vision is - Ben-Gurion University of the Negev aspires to be among the best inter-disciplinary research universities in the world, a leader in scientific innovation, inter-disciplinary research and applied sciences – all of which impact daily life. It is committed to social and environmental responsibility and is working to develop the Negev, Israel and the world.
The University attracts excellent students and researchers from Israel and abroad, original thinkers with a developed social conscience, who integrate into the country's leadership in a variety of ways.
Although being a fairly young university compared to other universities in Israel it has managed to catch up and stand among the finest academic institutes in Israel. There are approximately 20,000 students attending BGU (Ben Gurion University) and 3500 staff.
One of the main appeals to young students in Israel is the fact that Ben Gurion University has a wide variety of extracurricular activities, rich nightlife including restaurants and bars aimed at the student community and a very active student body that hosts various events.