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A University With the Potential to Change All of Israel

September 3, 2021

Tags: Leadership, Awards & Events, Negev Development & Community Programs, Social Sciences & Humanities

“We are partnering in the remarkable, which is modern Israel as manifest through a university," says Doug Seserman, Chief Executive Officer of Americans for Ben-Gurion University. "BGU is driving the country forward.”

BGU and NJIT Launch NJ Institute for Future Technologies

March 18, 2021

Tags: Robotics & High-Tech

Two powerhouse universities in the fields of cyber technologies and environmental engineering will come together to offer dual degrees and exciting new research opportunities.

BGU Study Reveals Popular Artificial Sweeteners May Cause Harm

October 11, 2021

Tags: Research News

“Our findings reveal that artificial sweeteners do, in fact, disrupt bacterial communication, which can negatively impact digestive balance and are harmful to gut health," says BGU's Dr. Karina Goldberg, the study's lead researcher.

BGU Researchers Use Makeup to Defeat Facial Recognition Tech

October 7, 2021

Tags: Research News

A new study used digitally and physically applied makeup to test the limits of state-of-the-art facial recognition software. The researchers saw 100 percent success in the digital experiments on both the FaceNet model and the LResNet model.

CNN: BGU Alumni Ink $20M Deal With US Air Force

October 1, 2021

Tags: Business & Management

"We really see ourselves as the SpaceX of weather," Rei Goffer says. "Weather is one of the last domains that has not seen massive investment and massive innovation coming from the private sector, until now."

A New Way: Promoting Jewish-Arab Understanding

September 27, 2021

Tags: Leadership, Awards & Events

Founder Tikva Bracha is the 2021 recipient of BGU's William Berelson Prize for the Promotion of Jewish-Arab Understanding in Memory of Yitzhak Rabin.

BGU Teams up with RIU to Study Moroccan Jewry

September 15, 2021

Tags: Leadership, Awards & Events

This agreement, focused on education and research, is the second collaboration between Ben-Gurion University and a Moroccan academic institution.

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Introducing Americans for Ben-Gurion University

Get to know our brand new movement! We support a 21st-century unifying vision for Israel by supporting BGU’s remarkable work and role as an apolitical beacon of light in the Negev desert.


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We’ve changed our name! American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU) is now Americans for Ben-Gurion University. Learn more about us here.