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At BGU’s Swiss Institute for Dryland Environmental and Energy Research , social scientists, architects and urban planners are developing environmental solutions to residential life that are aligned with the cultural, socio-economic and political considerations unique to dryland societies. Ecologists are studying Israel as model desert ecosystems for advancing knowledge in biodiversity conservation. Geographers, meteorologists, mechanical engineers, mathematicians, physicists, and chemists are investigating various aspects of the physical environment.

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American Associates Village Honored for Eco Design

July 26, 2018

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Leadership, Awards & Events

The student village in Sede Boqer won an architecture award for its unique and desert-friendly design.

BGU Launches the “Green Trail”

June 28, 2018

Tags: Leadership, Awards & Events, Negev Development & Community Programs

It’s comprised of 11 stations that highlight the eco-friendly aspects of BGU's Marcus Family Campus.

Striped Hyenas Are Disappearing

January 26, 2018

Tags: Desert & Water Research

A BGU Ph.D. student shares how people abuse these animals, while their body parts are sought for healing.