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Desert Studies - Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

24 months
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5118 USD/year
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About

The innovative, multidisciplinary program in Desert Studies is structured to provide an integrated approach, offering students exceptional opportunities to pursue a combination of basic and applied research. The Desert Studies - Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands program is offered by the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Overview

Drylands constitute approximately 40% of the Earth's terrestrial surface, and are home to more than 2 billion people. These arid areas, including such diverse ecosystems as deserts, savannahs and tropical dry forests, are often characterized by population growth, over-exploitation, drought and desertification that lead to reductions in crop productivity. 

Education

The sustainable production of food in regions where traditional or conventional methods of agriculture are difficult or impossible to implement can be ensured by developing agrotechnologies and biotechnologies. 

This track of study provides students with the tools to address these issues by carrying out cutting-edge research in extensive and intensive agriculture. The Desert Studies - Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands program is offered by the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Programme Structure

Research Topics:

  • Desert Plant Physiology, Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Microalgal Biotechnology
  • Agronomy and Agrometeorology
  • Aquaculture and Aquatic Animal Health
  • Animal Production and Adaptation
  • Dry Rangeland Ecology and Management

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

42 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For most specializations in Desert Studies, applicants should hold a B.Sc. degree in either science or engineering from an accredited institution. For the Environmental Studies specialization, applicants should hold a B.Sc., a B.A., or a B.Arch. degree from an accredited institution.
  • A TOEFL score of at least 85/120 or the equivalent score in an internationally recognized English proficiency exam is required. The English proficiency requirement is waived for applicants who received their Bachelor's degree in a program taught in English.
  • Applicants are expected to contact by e-mail one or more potential supervisors with whom they would like to work on their thesis

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5118 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5118 USD per year during 24 months.

17.328 NIS

Funding

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