25 June - 23 July, 2020 – SEDE BOQER CAMPUS, Israel

The course will provide students access to cutting-edge knowledge and technology related to agricultural practices for improving food and water use worldwide, with an integrated academic perspective; particularly in face of global desertification.

The course offers an opportunity to explore a combination of both basic and applied research in agricultural and environmental topics. The course is composed of three tracks: soil and irrigation; plants under abiotic stress; and aquaculture; with emphasis on practical aspects and integration between them. Field and laboratory work will provide hands-on experiences to be presented by the students in a concluding seminar.

The program will include cultural events during which students will have the opportunity to socialize with local students. Weekly tours will expose the students to Israeli culture and history.



This course is open to registered B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. students.

The linked registration form, a letter of intent, a B.Sc. or M.Sc. grade transcripts, a brief CV and two recommendation letters should be submitted. Visit our webpage or contact: Ms. Dvira Zamir at:


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15 March, 2020 - registration deadline
15 April, 2020 - notification of acceptance

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 The BIDR program will provide meals and high-quality accommodations (with kitchenettes and bathrooms) upon a $ 200 returnable deposit


Course Tuition is $ 2,000. Chinese and Indian students may apply for a scholarship - whereby a none-refundable $ 300 tuition cost will be paid by the participant

We invite outstanding students
 interested in agricultural and environmental processes in arid regions

to register for this unique summer course