» As plans for the relocation of various IDF intelligence and technology to the south are consolidated, the University begins planning for a significant growth in enrollment and launches a massive building and renewal program to expand classroom, office and laboratory space.
» Plans are made for the expansion of the main Beer-Sheva campus by developing the adjacent North Campus. Chyutin Architects drew up a master plan.
» The Mandel social Leadership MBA program was created.
» An international program in Israel Studies was launched at the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism.
» The Ben-Gurion National Solar Energy Center in Sede Boqer was dedicated. As an additional part of BGU's Energy Initiative, A National Center of Research Excellence (I-Core) in the field of renewable liquid fuels, led by BGU researchers, was established in 2012
» The University Center for External Studies was established to strengthen the connection to the general public through a range of programs that promote intellectual, cultural and professional enrichment to the Negev's residents.
» BG Racing, a student engineering project to build a functioning race car, took first place among new entries at the international Formula SAE competition.
» PrePared Center for Emergency Response Research established to conduct cutting edge research and improve preparedness.
» The Advanced Technologies Park (ATP) adjacent to BGU's Marcus Family Campus opened in September 2013. The ATP, a partnership between the Beer-Sheva Municipality, BGU and Gav-Yam, grows quickly to become the home for a thriving hi-tech ecosystem. IBM, Oracle, Lockheed Martin, and Dell-EMC join Deutsche Telekom in establishing research centers at the ATP and sign research collaboration agreements with the BGU
» Cyberspark: The Israeli Cyber Innovation Arena, a collaboration between the National cyber Bureau, BGU, the Beer-Sheva municipality, the IDF and corporate entities, launched at the ATP to create a cybersecurity ecosystem surrounding the University and building on its strengths in this area. The Israeli government established its National Cyber Emergency Response Team at the ATP and the University launched a new MSC degree in Cyber Space Security.
» Beer-Sheva singled out in a 2015 study by the Brandeis International Business School and T3 Advisors as one of seven emerging global hubs of technology and life sciences.
» BGU Innovation Labs, an innovation center providing support to BGU student and alumni entrepreneurs, and the Inno-Negev Accelerator Program for start-ups, launched in 2016.
» Jusidman Science Center for Youth inaugurated in collaboration with the Rashi foundation, Beer-Sheva Municipality and the Ministry of Education to bring all the university's activities for science-oriented youth under one roof and develop new programs.