​ Rector - Prof. Zvi HaCohen

Rector - Prof. Zvi HaCohen 

Email: rector@bgu.ac.il


Born in Cluj, Rumania in 1947. He holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemistry from Bar-Ilan University, and completed his doctorate in organic chemistry at the Weizmann Institute of Science and post doctorate at Harvard Medical School in the US.
He is incumbent of the Maks and Rochelle Etingin Chair in Desert Research at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research (BIDR) on the Sede Boqer campus. His main research is in the field of microalgal biotechnology, dealing with the potential of microalgae in creating polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) for pharmacological and dietary purposes. He is also involved with the issue of biofuel.
Prof. HaCohen serves as a member of the University's Intellectual Property Committee and has filled many positions at the BIDR; in addition he serves as a professional consultant to many groups and organizations in his field of research, and is a member of the editorial boards of several prestigious journals including Annals of Microbiology.
He has published dozens of scientific papers, has been awarded research grants totaling several million dollars and has a large number of patents to his name. He has edited three books, the latest being Single Cell Oils. 


 Deputy Rector, ​Prof. Avishay Goldberg 


Tel: 972-8-6477780
Fax: 972-8-6479434
Email: avishy@bgu.ac.il 



 Vice Rector, Prof. Gad Rabinovich


Tel: 972-8-6477149 | 6479140
Fax: 972-8-6479434
Email: deputyre@bgu.ac.il 





 Vice Rector for International Academic Affairs, Prof. Limor Aharonson-Daniel

Prof. Limor Aharonson-Daniel 

Email: limorad@bgu.ac.il

Prof. Limor Aharonson-Daniel, Vice-Rector for International Academic Affairs is the founding director of the PREPARED Center for Emergency Response Research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.  Limor has a B.Sc in Statistics from Tel-Aviv University and a PhD in Community Medicine from The University of Hong Kong. She joined BGU in 2008 after being the deputy director of The Israel National Center for Trauma and Emergency Medicine Research.  In 2009 she opened and headed the Masters program in Emergency Preparedness and Response (Dept. of Emergency Medicine). She then became head of the department of Emergency Medicine (2011-2016). 

Limor is an expert in injury epidemiology. Apart from her contribution to international classification of injury, several of her studies resulted in innovative approaches and instruments to facilitate practically oriented studies of disasters and emergency situations. Among these are the Barell Matrix and the Conjoint Community Resiliency Assessment Measure (CCRAM). Limor  has published extensively in peer reviewed journals and authored several book chapters both on Injury Research Methods  and on Disaster Preparedness Assessment. 
As Vice Rector for International Academic Affairs and head of BGU International, Limor strives to increase the number of courses and programs taught in English at BGU, and to increase student and staff academic mobility and exchange.  ​