The Medical Simulation and Classroom Building

house the David Ben-Gurion Archive, along with a visitors center to serve the thousands of groups and individuals who visit annually. As part of its long-term strategic plan, the University focused on upgrading its digital systems over the past year. This included considerable investments in skilled professional human resources and the purchase of systems and software. These steps precipitated an organizational change in the Technologies, Innovation, and Digital (TID) Division, to adapt it to the challenges and tasks ahead. The digital transformation led by the Division is synchronized with the strategic plan and will increase the University's attraction to both students and faculty. DESPITE THE DISRUPTIONS OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, THE PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY CONTINUED AS SCHEDULED Strengthening the TID Division ensured its ability to respond to the demands of remote teaching and contributed significantly to BGU's ability to continue teaching and holding exams during periods when our students were learning from home. The Division completed the development of several IT systems over the past year, including a system for donor affairs, a research portal an admissions and marketing system, and a new online examination and grades management system.

for this project, which can be attributed to the high construction standards, size, and furnishings of its apartments. The Village also includes a guest house for University visitors that will open later this year. Work on the Medical Simulation and Classroom Building, still awaiting a named donor, was completed in February. The building provides 11 sorely needed new classrooms and auditoriums, as well as a home for the one-of-a kind Field Family Foundation Medical Simulation Center, which will serve students in all healthcare professions. The 5,200 square meter building and its simulation equipment cost NIS 80 million. Construction of the 3,300 square meter Cyndi and Max Mintzberg Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism Building and the Ben-Gurion Archive at Sde Boker was recently completed, at a total cost of NIS 48 million. A substantial part of the building will

Completed this year • Medical Simulation and Classroom Building

• Renovation of the Gabriel and Angel Tamman Gate • Fira and Efim Guzik Plaza • Research labs in the basement of the Guzik Family Building for Biotechnology Engineering Under construction • Sylvan Adams Sports Centre expansion • North Campus utilities tunnels and underground infrastructure • North Campus Energy Center

• BGU-Soroka Joint Research Building supported by the Adelis Foundation • Renovation of the Ilanot Gate Work to begin soon • Drahi Innovation and Entrepreneurship Building, North Campus In planning • Guzik Cultural Center, North Campus

• The Cyndi and Max Mintzberg Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism Building and the Ben Gurion Archives in Sde Boker • Student Village on the North Campus


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