American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev was established in 1969 in Beersheba, Israel. The university is headquartered for administrative purposes in New York City. Today, Ben-Gurion University has over 17,400 students enrolled in Faculties of Humanities and Social Science, Natural Science, Engineering Science, Health Science and Management with a unique study in Desert Research. The university has collaborations with various American universities including Columbia Medical School providing degrees in the health sciences. Ben-Gurion is one of the fastest growing universities in Israel.