Making the Negev BloomChronicle of Higher Education--Ben-Gurion University was established in 1969 in Beer-sheva, the south's largest city, with a self-proclaimed double mission: to educate students and to help solve the many problems that have plagued the communities that surround it. And while it is clear that one university cannot solve the region's economic and social problems, Ben-Gurion is making an impact.
From Far Beneath the Israeli Desert, Water Sustains a Fertile ...The New York Times--Fish farming in the desert may at first sound like an anomaly, but in Israel over the last decade a scientific hunch has turned into a bustling business.
No Room Left for NomadismJewish Exponent--The Bedouin are full Israeli citizens -- comprising about 80,000 people in the north, and 180,000 in the south, roughly 25 percent of the entire Negev population -- entitled to the same rights of Israeli Jews.
Going Viral: Israeli Doctor Fights Disease around the WorldJ Weekly--Dr. Michael Alkan, BGU professor emeritus of medicine, might turn up in Botswana to teach local doctors how to combat infectious diseases. Or he might spend a month in Ecuador setting up a hospital.
Israel’s Big Green FutureE Magazine--From biofules to fish farms, water purification, "green" building, and marine life restoration, BGU researchers are doing what they can to maximize Israel���s limited natural resources.
Genetic Cause of Bedouin Children’s Disease DiscoveredResearchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka University Medical Center have identified the genetic defect responsible for Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (NAD), a severe and often fatal neurodegenerative disease common in Bedouin children.
Environmental Peace Treaty between Israel and Palestinians ...A model for an agreement on environmental cooperation between Israel and the Palestinians was unveiled at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research (BIDR) of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Ben-Gurion University and Microsoft Announce Agreement of ...Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) reached a strategic cooperation agreement with Microsoft's R&D Center and Microsoft Israel for joint research projects and other collaborative activities.
Israel’s Prime Minister Visits Ben-Gurion University to Break ...More than 300 guests took part in the groundbreaking ceremony, marking the start of work on the Advanced Technologies Park adjacent to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The Israeli government has already allocated NIS 40 million for work on the Park's infrastructure.
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