BGU launched a new program aimed at facilitating the successful integration of Bedouin students at the University. Select high school graduates from Rahat who excel in math participate in this year-long preparatory program which emphasizes Hebrew language and learning skills. UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES RUSSIAN LANGUAGE PREP YEAR PROGRAM The University launched the “Aliyah to Academia” program in November to meet the needs of Russian-speaking immigrants who came to the country in the last year. The program provides 1,000 hours of Hebrew instruction, as well as six academic courses in Russian that will count toward their undergraduate degrees. The program a collaboration of the World Jewish Congress, KKL-JNF (Keren Kayemet LeYisrael) and the Nadav Foundation is run by Prof. Louisa Meshi, the Rector’s advisor on new immigrants and a member of the Dept. of Materials Engineering.


The University launched a new School of Education, bringing together three separate programs under one roof: The Department of Education, the Unit for the Promotion of Professionalism in Education and the Program for Science and Technology Education. The new school promises to advance research, and increase synergy in teaching. SYLVAN ADAMS SPORT CENTER TO OPEN A long-awaited upgrade to BGU’s sports facilities will be celebrated at the inauguration of the state-of-the-art Sylvan Adams Sports Center during the 53rd annual Board of Governors Meeting in May.

Inaugural cohort of the Aliyah to Academia program. Photo: Tal Refaeli


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