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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...
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2014
292
2015
259
2016
320
2017
  • 46.20
    Overall Score
  • 49
    Faculty Student
  • 85.2
    International Faculty
  • 60.1
    International Students
  • 67.1
    Citations per Faculty
  • 59.9
    Engineering and Technology
  • 56.7
    Life Sciences and Medicine
  • 63
    Natural Science
151-200
2014
251-300
2017
  • 46.8
    Academic Reputation
  • 73.9
    Citations per Paper
  • 57.4
    Employer Reputation
  • 62
    H-index Citations
30
2014
18
2015
31
2016
Top 50 under 50 and Next 50 under 50
  • 35.40
    Overall Score
  • 1969
    Establishment Year
  • 320
    WUR Overall
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
1,080
International
293

Number of students

16,472
Postgraduate 30%
Undergraduate 70%

Number of international students

3,078
Postgraduate 42%
Undergraduate 58%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.