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Ben Gurion University of The Negev

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, with its main campus in Beer Sheva, Israel, was created in 1969 and named after David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister. From its inception, BGU has been dedicated to community improvement and education, as well as fulfilling Ben-Gurion’s charismatic vision of making the desert bloom with agriculture, science, technology, and primarily with innovation. Today, some 40 years later, BGU has more than 20,000 students spread over 3 campuses in Beer Sheva, 1 in Sde Boqer, and 1 in Eilat. It has Faculties in Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Health Sciences, and Business and Management; Schools of International Health, and Desert Studies. This year, BGU is granting over 5,400 degrees, including Ph.D., M.D., M.B.A., M.H.A., M.Sc., M.Med.Sc., M.N., M.P.T., M.A., B.Sc., B.A., B.S.W., B.Med.Sc., B.N., B.P.T., B.Med.Lab.Sc., and one of the few places in the world granting a B.EMS, Bachelor’s in Emergency Medicine Services. The student body – as well as the faculty body – is diverse, hailing from all parts of Israel and including all ethnicities, merging together Jews, Christians, and Moslems, native Jewish, Bedouin, and Arab Israelis, immigrants from Western World countries, Ethiopia, the former Soviet Union, and other countries. The programs...
259
2016
320
2017
=352
2018
  • 33.5
    Overall Score
  • 49.2
    Citations per Faculty
  • 77.1
    International Faculty
  • 42.4
    International Students
151-200
2014
251-300
2017
  • 46.8
    Academic Reputation
  • 73.9
    Citations per Paper
  • 57.4
    Employer Reputation
  • 62
    H-index Citations
30
2015
18
2016
31
2017
39
2018
Top 50 under 50 and Next 50 under 50
  • 33.5
    Overall Score
  • 1969
    Establishment Year
  • 352
    WUR Overall
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
1,095
International
305

Number of students

17,072
Postgraduate 29%
Undergraduate 71%

Number of international students

2,632
Postgraduate 37%
Undergraduate 63%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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