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We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about Israel and keep you connected to BGU. We can provide opportunities to meet BGU faculty, offer information about research and programs that interest you, and assist in planning a visit to BGU during your next trip to Israel.

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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.