The vision of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences at Ben-Gurion University is both comprehensive and simple: to generate and advance knowledge in technology and to educate students to become leaders throughout modern technological society, and thereby to serve the people of the Negev, the State of Israel and the world community. The Faculty especially focuses on promoting and advancing research and development of new technologies and methodologies.
The Faculty’s vision is highly collaborative, with many of our researchers engaged with colleagues, both in Israel and abroad, in interdisciplinary projects in medicine, computer sciences, physics, mathematics and chemistry. Degree-granting programs in new technologies such as Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Electro optics in particular have generated academic programs, interdisciplinary centers and research laboratories whose work extends beyond traditional department boundaries.
For 33 years, the Faculty of Engineering Sciences has educated leaders of all areas of technology while establishing an intellectual environment capable of challenging and stimulating the most creative, profound and restless minds in the field. Thousands of engineers and researchers have gone out from the Faculty of Engineering to influence and advance all branches of industry.
Specifically, the Faculty consists of 13 degree-granting departments and programs, more that 170 faculty members and 5,500 undergraduate and graduate students. As a Faculty,our goals are :
(a) To develop, through a synergy of teaching and research, a distinguished cadre of leaders capable of solving the problems of the new century by means of comprehensive and exacting scientific inquiry, without losing sight of technology’s human implications;
(b) To provide the best – the most rigorous, challenging and inspiring – education possible in order to develop students' expertise and skills in designing and developing integrated technology;
(c) To maintain state-of-the art facilities, and to support cutting-edge research, in a wide range of traditional and emerging technologies;
(d) To offer advanced programs that meet the needs of related organizations, industries and the modern technological world.
More than any other discipline, Engineering is responsible for materially improving the human condition through the creation and dissemination of new technology. Technology, in turn, creates wealth. Our overriding mission, as scientists and citizens, is to use that knowledge and the wealth that it brings for the benefit of humanity.