Welcome to the Americans for Ben-Gurion University Southwest Region! We’re honored to help you get to know Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel’s most innovative institution of higher learning and research.

Join us at local events to learn about the great strides that BGU is making in fields such as medicine, alternative energy, desert studies, water purification, nanotechnology, biotechnology, homeland security, and many other disciplines.

We’ll share breaking news with you about exciting projects taking place at Beer-Sheva’s Advanced Technologies Park adjacent to BGU’s campus; the moving of IDF’s strategic intelligence units to a Negev; and the infusion of over 4,000 graduate students into BGU’s academic programs over the next several years.

We look forward to getting to know you and helping you find the best way to connect to BGU. And if you’re planning a trip to Israel, let us know so we can arrange a tour of campus that will cater to your own special interests. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.


Contact Us

Andrew M. Hoffer
Philanthropic Relationship Officer

Phone:

212-687-7721

Jilli Spear
Community Engagement Professional

Phone:

212-687-7721


No upcoming events are scheduled in this region.

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New BGU System Detects Global Palm Tree Infestation

June 1, 2021

Tags: Research News

Using deep learning methods and Google aerial and street images of palm trees, researchers can geolocate and examine infested trees anywhere.

BGU & ASU Awarded Prestigious Energy Cyber Grant

May 28, 2021

Tags: Homeland & Cyber Security

A competitive funding opportunity from the BIRD Foundation has granted researchers funds to secure the energy infrastructure of both countries.

BGU-led Consortium Awarded Prestigious Energy Grant

May 4, 2021

Tags: Homeland & Cyber Security, Press Releases

Winning consortium to receive up to $6 Million under the U.S.-Israel Energy Center Competitive Funding Opportunity managed by the BIRD Foundation.