Michigan Governor Rick Snyder visited the Marcus Family Campus on Monday and told BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi that he hopes to re-establish the connection between Beer-Sheva and Michigan. Prof. Carmi noted that in the not too distant past Ben-Gurion University and the University of Michigan had collaborated on the development of renewable technologies.
Snyder and his entourage were presented with the University’s activities in the field of hi-tech, with an emphasis on cyber and information security. Prof. Carmi, along with Vice President and Dean of Research and Development Prof. Dan Blumberg, told them about the development of the Advanced Technologies Park (ATP), a collaborative project of BGU, the Beer-Sheva municipality and managed by Gav Yam, and showed them the plans for the University in the coming years.
Snyder is attending the CyberTech 2017 conference and exhibition, the world’s second largest cyber event, being held today and tomorrow in Tel Aviv. The event produced by the magazine 'Israel-Defense" – in collaboration with the University, is hosting senior leaders, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other senior government officials.