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Research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

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Groundbreaking Research

Here, you’ll be at the forefront of research in science and technology, with outstanding lecturers and researchers, in state-of-the-art research laboratories and innovative teaching labs.
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Eran Palti
Prof. Eran Palti

Faculty of Natural Sciences - Department of Physics

Developed an understanding of quantum gravity with an emphasis on linking the fields of theoretical physics of gravitational holography and the Swampland program.

Iris Idelson Shein
Dr. Iris Idelson-Shein

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - ​Department of Jewish History

A comprehensive study of Jewish translations from the early common era. Her study unveiled surprising new intercultural encounters with the advent of modernization - between East and West, between tradition and reform, between Christians and Jews.

Benyamin Rosental
Dr. Benyamin Rosental

Faculty of Health Sciences - ​The Shraga Segal Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Genetics

Development of cell transplantation techniques for absorption in non-model species.

Debra Toiber
Prof. Deborah Toiber

Faculty of Natural Sciences - Department of Life Sciences

Understanding of DSB correction from the trajectory choosing stage to long-term effects and ramifications.

Prof. Ronen Segev

Faculty of Natural Sciences - School of Brain Sciences and Cognition

Studies marine navigation – a neural systemic approach to spatial cognition in fish.

Orit Sivan
Prof. Orit Sivan

Faculty of Natural Sciences - Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Studies procedures of iron reduction linked to methane in sediments: hidden links and their significance for carbon and iron cycles.

Itzik Mizrahi
Prof. Itzik Mizrahi

Faculty of Natural Sciences - Department of Life Sciences

Studies reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change through intelligent planning of the microbiome in ruminantia animals.


Advanced Research Laboratories and Equipment

The University's Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology offers access to the most advanced and innovative research equipment. The institute invests approximately $3 million annually in purchasing equipment and advanced technologies.
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Nano Lab
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Innovation is in our DNA, and significant corporations know it.

Many multi-national corporations have identified the University's researchers’ ability to think “out-of-the-box” in innovative and creative ways and have joined us in creating joint research centers for the research and development of new technologies in various fields, such as cyber, medicine, big data, water, space, and the public sector.
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About 50% of Ben-Gurion University's funding requests from the Israel Innovation Authority are approved.


Research collaborations between Ben-Gurion University and private and public sector corporations.


Patents registered. The University is ranked 39th on the index of 50 Most Technologically Advanced Universities in the World.

Variety and Multidisciplinary

There are more than 40 research centers where the University encourages its faculty to explore new research fields and new fascinating collaborations – ones that will leave their mark on Israeli society and the world.

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Prestigious Grants

The University's researchers are awarded some of the world’s most prestigious grants annually. In the 2021-2022 academic year, $50.7 million dollars were received from competitive research grants, and $44.2 million were received from contracts and non-competitive grants. Here is a small sampling of them:

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