New Delhi, February 22, 2022: The Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) is now inviting outstanding students interested in agricultural and environmental processes in arid regions to register for a unique course on Sustainable Agricultural Solutions International Summer Course at its Sde Boker Campus.
The program is aimed to provide students access to cutting-edge knowledge and technologies related to agricultural practices. The course is built with the integrated academic perspective of improving food and water use worldwide, in face of global climate changes.
The summer program offers the opportunity to explore a combination of both basic and applied research in agricultural and environmental topics during frontal lessons, practical aspects of the topics and integration between them.
The course is composed of three tracks: soil and irrigation; plants under abiotic stress; and aquaculture. The combination of field and laboratory work will provide hands-on experiences that will be presented by the students in a concluding seminar. The program includes cultural events during which students will have the opportunity to socialize with local students and weekly tours to discover Israeli culture and history. The program will be taught entirely in English.
Application deadline: March 13, 2022
Notification of acceptance: April 13, 2022
Courses dates: June 30 – August 4, 2022
Admission Requirements: This course is open to registered B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. students.
Tuition: $ 2,000.
The students will be provided with meals and high-quality accommodations (with kitchenettes and bathrooms) upon a $ 200 returnable deposit.
Scholarships: Indian students may apply for a scholarship - whereby a non-refundable $ 300 tuition cost will be paid by the participant.
How to Apply: Interested students should submit the linked registration form, a letter of intent, a B.Sc. or M.Sc. grade transcripts, a brief CV and two recommendation letters Dr. Natalie De Falco at: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Ben-Gurion University of the Negev:
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev embraces the endless potential we have as individuals and as a commonality to adapt and to thrive in changing environments. Inspired by our location in the desert, we aim to discover, to create, and to develop solutions to dynamic challenges, to pose questions that have yet to be asked, and to push beyond the boundaries of the commonly accepted and possible.
We are proud to be a central force for inclusion, diversity, and innovation in Israel, and we strive to extend the Negev’s potential and our entrepreneurial spirit throughout the world. For example, the multi-disciplinary School for Sustainability and Climate Change at BGU leverages over 50 years of expertise on living and thriving in the desert into scalable solutions for people everywhere.
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