The Ben-Gurion Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism at
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev was established under the 1976 David
Ben-Gurion Law and on the basis of an agreement signed in 1982 between the
Ben-Gurion Heritage Institute and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Institute addresses the study, documentation, and research of Israel and
Zionism from multidisciplinary perspectives: history, philosophy, politics,
culture, society and geography, and is committed to the study of David
Ben-Gurion, first prime minister of the State of Israel.
The Institute, located on the campus of Ben-Gurion
University in Sede Boqer, boasts an academic library, an archive, and a digital
information center. The Institute’s fifteen faculty members have initiated,
founded, and currently lead two academic programs in the field: an
undergraduate program in Israel Studies at Ben-Gurion University’s Faculty of Humanities
and Social Sciences, and the Israel Studies International MA program(ISIP), run
by the Institute. The Institute also hosts doctoral and post-doctoral students
from Israel and abroad.