Higher Ed

The Negev is the land of innovation. Just as the Negev “pioneers” are developing the latest irrigation methods, making breakthrough discoveries in immunology and synthesizing new construction techniques, they are also creating cutting-edge educational initiatives. The area boasts several leading educational programs. Here is just a sample:

Ben Gurion University

Ben Gurion University

Ben-Gurion University Founded with a mandate to bring development to Israel’s southern region, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is an internationally-recognized comprehensive university that engages in world-class multi-disciplinary research, where scholars, scientists and students are working together to expand the frontiers of knowledge, while developing transformative technologies for the betterment of all.

Aravah Institute

The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (AIES) is the premier environmental education and research program in the Middle East, preparing future Arab and Jewish leaders to cooperatively solve the region’s environmental challenges. Affiliated with Ben-Gurion University, AIES houses academic programs, research, and international cooperation initiatives on a range of environmental concerns and challenges.



The Inst. for Torah & the Land of Israel

The MIDRASHA of the Institute for Torah and the Land of Israel Formed by the Institute, and functioning alongside it, is the Midrasha for Torah and the Landof Israel – an interactive and unique Midrasha whose goal is to deepen and expand the public’s knowledge of and interest in various realms of Israeli agriculture and the land-related mitzvot.



Sapir College

Sapir College Sapir’s academic departments offer uniquely innovative courses designed specifically to enable graduates to integrate into a constantly evolving job market.

Our special programs combine university level theoretical studies alongside courses designed specifically to provide training in the world of business, finance and industry. These are complemented by practical subjects such as engineering, logistics, public administration and courses in communications and culture.