A world-class academic institution, BGU has: • pioneered a radical approach to community-based healthcare • created award-winning programs in arid land agriculture and water resource management • fostered interdisciplinary research in fields such as nanotechnology and electro-optics BGU serves as a bridge between academia and industry, between Israel and the developing world. Unique worldwide, the Medical School for International Health – in collaboration with Columbia University Medical Center – is training physicians in cross-cultural, community, and preventive medicine.