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BEER-SHEVA INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM

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NORTH CAMPUS

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES PARK

DORMS

MARCUS FAMILY CAMPUS SPORTS CENTER FUT URE INN OVATION DIST RICT

FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

SOROKA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

DORMS

TRAIN STATION

ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS


A Vision for Israel’s Future Once a vast desert, today the Negev holds the key to Israel’s future. Anchored by Ben-Gurion University (BGU), the Negev represents a Zionist rebirth of remarkable Israeli pioneering — the desert is now blooming with University scientists, farmers, entrepreneurs, new immigrants, and the growing presence of the Israel Defense Forces and global high-tech industry, partnering with BGU to secure Israel’s future. This is David Ben-Gurion’s Zionism reinvigorated in the 21st century. Come see for yourself! “ If you want to imagine Israel’s future and invest in it, then you need to immerse yourself in the Negev. Ben-Gurion University represents the best of Israel.”

– AMERICANS FOR BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY CEO DOUG SESERMAN


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Visiting the Marcus Family Campus The best way to get to know Israel’s youngest, most innovative and fastest growing university is to visit BGU’s flagship Marcus Family Campus in Beer-Sheva. Beer-Sheva is just 90 minutes by car or bus from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv OR hop on a 62-minute express train from Tel Aviv directly to the campus at the Beer-Sheva North Station stop.


ENJOY A WARM NEGEV WELCOME BY A HIGHLY QUALIFIED VISIT COORDINATOR, and take a walking tour of the Marcus Family Campus with views of the Advanced Technologies Park, award-winning DNA Bridge and sprawling new North Campus. EXPLORE THE UNIVERSITY’S AWARD-WINNING DESERT ARCHITECTURE and sculpture trail and enjoy the rotating art exhibit in the center of campus. VIEW THE HISTORIC GATE OF PEACE where Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin entered on June 27, 1979, when they signed the monumental peace agreement between the State of Israel and Egypt. MEET INSPIRING STUDENTS from various disciplines, including the Medical School for International Health, volunteers from the Department of Community Action who help people in the surrounding disadvantaged neighborhoods, innovative students from the Cyber Security Research Center, and more!


FEEL THE ENERGY OF YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS at the Yazamut 360 start-up hub in the heart of campus adjacent to BGU’s bustling Zlotowski Student Center. HEAR FROM LEADERS changing the course of social justice and cultural advocacy. CONVERSE WITH INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS from around the world who are committed to solving critical challenges in the areas of brain science, robotics, AI, engineering, nanotechnology, or you name it. DISCUSS ANCIENT AND MODERN HEBREW LITERATURE with world renowned scholars; peruse the archives of esteemed author and former BGU professor, Amos Oz, z”l, and other literary giants. ROUND OUT YOUR TIME IN BEER-SHEVA by taking a memorable tour of the historic city with “I Love Bash,” owned and operated by BGU graduates!


Visiting Sde Boker The University’s Sde Boker Campus is 30 miles (approximately 45 minutes) south of Beer-Sheva and adjacent to David and Paula Ben-Gurion’s gravesites, overlooking the majestic Zin Valley. Their desert home, now a museum, is nearby. This campus is home to the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research and the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism.


LEARN WHAT MAKES BGU A WORLD LEADER IN ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY, including desert agriculture, climate change, water purification/ management, and alternative energy. MEET RESEARCHERS AND GRADUATE STUDENTS from around the world who come to Israel to conduct research in the Negev desert’s “living laboratory.” BE INSPIRED BY SCHOLARS AT THE BEN-GURION ARCHIVES – an extensive collection of Ben-Gurion’s personal papers, diaries and letters. Over the years, other important collections have been added from the Israel State Archives, Jabotinsky Archives, Labor Archives, and more. VISIT BEN-GURION’S GRAVESITE WITH A SCHOLAR or graduate student from the WoodmanScheller Israel Studies International Program.

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Visiting Eilat The University’s satellite campus is located in Israel’s southernmost city and resort destination. It offers several academic programs found on the Marcus Family Campus, and unique programs including the University’s marine biology and hotel and tourism management programs.


EXPLORE BGU’S TRANQUIL CAMPUS in the center of the city to meet scientists in an array of fields. VISIT LABS AND RESEARCHERS developing cutting-edge methods to restore the Earth’s precious coral reef. STIMULATE YOUR SENSES while meeting international students studying culinary arts and hospitality in state-of-the-art test kitchens. LEARN ABOUT INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATIONS between psychology students and marine biologists utilizing the country’s only dolphin reef as a living research lab. Maybe even have a swim with the dolphins.

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“ The Negev offers the greatest opportunity to achieve everything from the very beginning.” – DAVID BEN-GURION

Contact your Americans for Ben-Gurion University representative, or reach out via the information below to plan an experience at BenGurion University during your next trip to Israel! Itineraries vary based on availability, size of the group, dates, and length of the visit. For more information about planning your visit to BGU, call 646-452-3711 or email visit@americansforbgu.org


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