Ben-Gurion University of the Negev congratulates Prof. Avishay Braverman, former president of the University, upon receiving the Israel Prize's Lifetime Achievement Award. Prof. Braverman has many credits to his name, but his flagship project, leading Ben-Gurion University of the Negev to world-class status, and its influence in promoting Israeli society, the periphery in the South, and science in Israel, is the one for which he will be remembered most.
Ben-Gurion University's Administration is gratified that the education minister and the prize committee decided to extoll the University's values: Advancing science and research in conjunction with making academia and higher education accessible to all, while emphasizing the development of the periphery of Israel.
Prof. Daniel Chamovitz, President of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev: "As President of BGU, I am truly standing on the shoulders of giants. Prof. Braverman is, simply put, a great man. His vision became reality and what he saw in his mind's eye so many years ago is what we can now all experience. He had the vision, the tenacity, and the leadership necessary to build the remarkable University and the surrounding ecosystem we see today. His contribution to Israeli society through BGU is indeed worthy of such an honor."