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
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
BEER-SHEVA, Israel and RABAT, Morocco, September 14, 2021 – Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel and Université Internationale
BGU Methodology Measures Trauma From Rocket Attacks
Researchers have created and validated the Continuous Traumatic Stress Response (CTSR) Scale to measure the impact of continuous trauma.