Diane and Guilford Glazer Foundation Future Technologies Building 1

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has beautiful campuses in three Negev locations: Beer-Sheva, Sde Boker, and Eilat. All three campuses are bursting with creative energy and drive and have tremendous impact on the wellbeing of their local and regional communities. Our vision, as laid out in President Chamovitz’s strategic plan BGU Beyond 50 , is to be more; to become “one of the most outstanding universities in the world and the leading university in Israel: in research, teaching and contribution to society.” Yet, a shortage of space – lab space, classrooms, office space – currently hinders our ability to recruit the additional top-notch faculty members and students who will help us realize this vision. Central to the University's strategy for growth is strengthening our connections with key IDF (Israel Defense Forces) technology units – in intelligence, communications and cybersecurity. Over a decade of planning and collaboration are finally paying off, as the first of several IDF schools and specialized units have relocated to the University’s Advanced Technologies Park and the surrounding areas. The University is preparing a range of specialized programs for these elite soldiers who will significantly boost enrollment. Unique in the Israeli academic landscape, the University has ample land adjacent to the Marcus Family Campus in Beer-Sheva in which to expand. The North Campus will enable us to double our footprint in Beer-Sheva over the next decade. We are now hard at work designing and preparing the infrastructure for a slew of state-of-the-art facilities – fully equipped classrooms and auditoriums, teaching and research labs, public spaces, and much more – to meet the needs of our current and future students and researchers, while facilitating the innovation required to meet today's challenges and those on the horizon. The Student Village is already up and running, and several more key buildings will be taking shape in the near future.

Drahi Innovation & Entrepreneurship Building 2


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