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The Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research is a part of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Our students are at the vanguard of desert science, conducting exciting research in the fields of agriculture and biotechnology, hydrology and microbiology, architecture and sustainable development, solar energy and environmental physics, and desert ecology. For more information, visit the institute's official website.

We are located in Midreshet Ben-Gurion (מדרשת בן-גוריון), with plenty of facilities (check their website out!)


Our student body numbers approximately 250, across all departments. Most of us are completing Master's degrees, PhDs, or postdoctoral research. We come from across Israel and the globe and are happy to answer any question you might have. Feel free to write us at councilsb@post.bgu.ac.il.



Before you arrive


All you need to know about the dorms


The activities and rooms available on the campus


How to get in and out of the campus


All the steps before you arrive


How the weather is on our campus

Learning Hebrew

The different options to learn Hebrew on the campus


After you arrive




First things to do

All the steps after you arrive

What can you do on the campus

Emergency numbers

Maps of the campus and of the Midreshet


Academic informations

The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research were established in 1974. Today, they are global leaders in research on desertification and sustainable development of the drylands. In addition, researchers and students investigate ways to meet global challenges related to food security, water scarcity, clean energy and more.

The Blaustein Institutes are located at the Sede Boqer Campus of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in the heart of the Negev Desert, which covers some 60 percent of the land of Israel and represents the country’s last open frontier for sustainable development. Our scientists dwell in the desert—in physical and intellectual interaction with their living laboratory.

SB Council


The SB student council is a group of students working voluntarily. Our goal is to work together in order to benefit our academic and non-academic life on campus. We advocate the administration on behalf of students, organize social events, and much more. Here you will find the people responsible for each committee so if you want to join any of the committee, please get in contact with them. The official student body for all of Ben Gurion University's is the Aguda.

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Student Council

Ben-Gurion University

Sde Boker Campus

Midreshet Ben-Gurion



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