U of I, Israeli university sign joint research agreement during Rauner's Mideast trip
A memorandum of understanding to collaborate on education and research was signed by officials from the University of Illinois and representatives of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, during Gov. Bruce Rauner's recent trip to the Middle Eastern nation, a release from the governor's office said.
Ben-Gurion University, a public research university, was the fourth major university in Israel to join the University of Illinois for collaborative research, according to the press release issued Nov. 1. The signing came about during Rauner’s education and trade mission to Israel.
Rauner also met with Israeli professionals and entrepreneurs during a forum on global business and enterprise innovation opportunities offered by Illinois as well as talent engagement and capital investment, according to the press release.
The press release said Ben-Gurion University is known for cyber and homeland security research, as well as research in such areas such as alternative energy, global health and medical technologies.