Governor Quinn signed a formal Agreement on Academic Cooperation between Ben Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Beersheba and University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) to establish a wide-ranging relationship. The agreement will promote faculty exchange, student exchange, joint research projects, and other academic activities of joint interest. The agreement grows out of and greatly expands joint efforts in which the two universities have already been involved in the field of Public Health.
Prof. Rivka Carmi, president of BGU, presided over the ceremony. Signing on behalf of the university was Prof. Shaul Sofer, dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences.
“Education is how we prepare our workers for the jobs of today and tomorrow,” Quinn said at the ceremony. “This is an excellent partnership between two world-class universities, and I look forward to the results of their efforts.”
"We are delighted that Gov. Quinn is so interested in the important research programs going on at BGU in disaster preparedness and the joint cooperation between two highly regarded medical research institutions,” said Judy Rosen, regional director of the Great Lakes Region of American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. “We look forward to many exciting programs and joint research developments.”
Prof. Rivka Carmi, president of BGU, presided over the ceremony.