David Ben-Gurion dreamed of creating a Hebrew Oxford in the Negev as a modern Hebrew Yavneh.

Home to the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism, Heksherim – the Research Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture, and the Goldstein-Goren Department of Jewish Thought, BGU is uniquely positioned to promote the interdisciplinary study of Israel, Jewish culture and thought.

Ben-Gurion University is leading the way in the academic exploration of the founding and development of the State of Israel, the re-birth of the Hebrew language, and the connection between culture and community in Jewish and Israeli society.

“I went to a cultural event on campus and immediately fell in love with it. So I started teaching there.”
– Etgar Keret, acclaimed Israeli writer and teacher in BGU’s creative writing program

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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.

Historic Collaboration Between BGU and Morocco’s UIR

September 14, 2021

Tags: Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought, Press Releases, Social Sciences & Humanities

BEER-SHEVA, Israel and RABAT, Morocco, September 14, 2021 – Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel and Université Internationale
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BGU Methodology Measures Trauma From Rocket Attacks

June 22, 2021

Tags: Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought, Negev Development & Community Programs, Research News

Researchers have created and validated the Continuous Traumatic Stress Response (CTSR) Scale to measure the impact of continuous trauma.