Named after Israel’s founder and first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev was strategically founded in the desert because of Ben-Gurion’s mission. Ben-Gurion worked tremendously hard to make the Negev bloom and become an area where the Jewish people could make major contributions to humanity.
Today, the Negev and Ben-Gurion University are home to 20,000 students living in Be’er Sheva. The university specializes in Engineering Sciences; Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Humanities and is home to the Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies.
Get a glimpse into 3 unique classes offered at BGU:
1. Mystical Themes in Judaic, Christian, and Islamic Traditions
Have you ever been curious about the Kabbalah or wonder where certain spiritual trends come from? Discover journeys of the transformation of the self, the individual spiritual quest, the prophetic meaning of dreams and more. You’ll become familiar with the Zohar and excerpts from the Bible, New Testament, and Koran.
2. From Idea to Startup
Learn the secrets of creating a successful business strategy and maintaining a profitable venture through From Idea to Startup. You will learn what it takes for a venture to reach its full potential and dive deep into talks about innovations, ideas and technological ventures in today’s world.
3. Israeli Society: Visions and Divisions
David Ben-Gurion himself was one of the founding fathers of Zionism, so where else would you take a course that looks into the issues of Israeli society than at this university? Through Visions and Divisions, you’ll learn the keys to understanding Israeli society, politics and culture as well as learn principles and values informing Israeli life.