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About the Faculty Fellowship Program (FFP)

SIGNAL Group’s Faculty Fellowship Program (FFP) is hosted at Ben Gurion University’s (BGU) Institute of Israel and Zionism, on BGU’s Sde Boker campus. The program is led by Professor Avi Bareli, a renowned scholar of Israeli studies, and overseen by the Institute’s top-notch staff of scholar-teachers.

In addition to on-campus learning, members of SIGNAL Group’s FFP are invited to participate in Ben-Gurion University-hosted field trips, allowing them to experience the diverse Israeli landscape first-hand.

At the end of the semester, the Chinese faculty members have developed a thorough understanding of the complexities within Israeli society and are therefore able to bring a more holistic picture of Israel to their students back in China. Our FFP has a multiplier effect and will impact future generations to come.

2022 FFP

Faculty Fellows Program (FFP)

This year, despite the travel restrictions that were enacted in China in response to Covid, a record seven Chinese scholars participated in our semester-long Faculty Fellowship Program (FFP) at the Ben-Gurion Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism at Ben Gurion University's Sde Boqer campus.
SIGNAL Group Faculty Fellows also had an opportunity to visit SIGNAL Group's 7th Annual Conference.

FFPs 2022

Alumni Testimonials 2022

Wang Bingjie - China Foreign Affairs university

I am grateful to SIGNAL Group for giving me the precious opportunity to study here for three months, not only to learn in detail about the history, culture and politics of Israel, but also to gain a deeper understanding of Israeli society and life. Here we met friendly teachers, enthusiastic students, kind Israelis, and saw a real and vivid Israel. Without this opportunity, Israel would have been a distant country described in books in my mind, and everything about it would have been words lying in a book.

Alumni Testimonials 2019

Cui Caizhou - Henan University

I had the honor to be part of the 2019 SIGNAL Group Faculty Training Program. During the program among other activities I had the opportunity to visit Yad Vashem, it was a great benefit to my career as a researcher and educator. Meeting with survivors of the Holocaust, and listening to their stories was a unique experience. The combination of academic training and interactions with the Israeli people gave me a new understanding of Israel.

Baiyue - Northwest University

After a twelve-hour flight, I finally arrived at my destination, Israel, to a mysterious land in front of my eyes. Ben Gurion University where we stayed is located in the hinterland of the Negev Desert, near Beersheba, Israel's 7th largest city. My current research topic is in the field of German history, so I selected courses about traditional Jewish historians. We also had a chance to visit many places around the country, the most impressive place was the ancient city of Jerusalem.

Wang Chengfei - Northeast Normal University

Thanks, SIGNAL Group for helping me to come to Israel to study and research. I am fascinated by all the contrasts I found here. After this semester I am even more intrigued to keep learning about Israel.