|The Ben Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) was established 35 years ago to spearhead the development of Israel's southern region (Negev). Today, it is an internationally recognized institution that attracts outstanding faculty and researchers from around the world. The University actively promotes advanced scientific research.|
BGU is home to more than 15,000 students and includes four faculties: Engineering Sciences, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences and Humanities & Social Sciences and two schools: the School of Management and the Kreitman School of Advanced Graduate Studies. Researchers at BGU have successfully participated in a number of 4th, 5th, and 6th Framework Program research projects. The Department of Education is home to about 900 undergraduate and 250 graduate students. The department is known for its innovative culture and systems- oriented programs, and for its diverse student body. Its 20 faculty members lead active research programs (including an FP6 project) and cover a broad range of expertise including psychology, counseling, administration, sociology, and learning & instruction.