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04 February 2020

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev – 50 Years

Israel: Ben Gurion University of the Negev – 50 Years, 4 February 2020. Images from Israel Post.

Issue Date: ט’ שבט תש”פ 04/02/2020
Stamp: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev – 50 Years
Designer: Zvika Roitman
Denomination (in NIS): 6.20
Size of Stamp: 30 mm x 40 mm
Plate: 1143
Stamps per Sheet: 10
Tabs per Sheet: 5
Method of Printing: Offset
Security Mark: Microtext
Printer: Cartor Security Printing, France

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, which was founded 50 years ago, is the most rapidly developing research university in Israel. With 20,000 students and more than 4,000 faculty members at its three campuses – in Beer Sheva, Sde Boker and Eilat – the university is realizing the vision of David Ben-Gurion, first Prime Minister of the State of Israel, that the future of the country lies in the Negev Desert. The university leads excellence in research and in teaching and promotes scientific innovation, interdisciplinary research and science that affect daily life.

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is committed to social and environmental involvement. More than one third of its students participate in unique social action programs that serve as an example for other institutions worldwide. The university is a leader in many fields of research, including cyber security, robotics, biotechnology, desert agriculture, water issues, Israel and Zionism studies, hotel and tourism management, social leadership, nanotechnology and more. It encourages multi-disciplinary collaborations with government and industry and cultivates entrepreneurship and innovation in many forms.

The university is at the center of efforts to make the city of Beer Sheva a national cyber center where leading international companies rely upon the university’s expertise for innovative research and development.

As it celebrates 50 years, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev affects the lives of tens of thousands of people in the Negev, in Israel and around the world.

The stamp features the following:
* An image of David Ben-Gurion.
* The Double Helix bridge that leads to the University’s Advanced Technologies Park.
* The Zalman Aranne Central Library.
* Students on the university campus.
* Symbols of the atom and of DNA.

The Stamp Tab features:
* Ben-Gurion University of the Negev 50th anniversary logo.
* Representations of neuroscience and robotics research.

The First Day Cover features:
Kreitman Plaza – an oasis located at the heart of the campus, including a flowing manmade stream that is shaded by plants indigenous to the Negev desert and a unique stone arcade which creates a shaded space to sit.

Photos of the University: Dani Machlis.
Photo of David Ben-Gurion: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Archives

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