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Israeli universities climb the Shanghai international ranking

The Technion, the Hebrew University, and the Weizmann Institute all rank among the top 100 universities, and improved places since last year.

Shanghai Ranking honored the Hebrew University
Shanghai Ranking honored the Hebrew University: in the picture Students at BioDesign program paired pressure-sensing socks with smartphones to reduce foot ulcers in diabetic patients.

The Shanghai International Ranking, one of the most credible indexes for ranking institutions of academic institutions, has put Israeli universities among the top 100 in the world.

The rating is based on factors such as the number of Nobel Prize and Fields Medal-winning faculty and alumni, the number of times articles by the university’s researchers has appeared in important scientific journals, and the number of times colleagues cite such articles.

In today’s new survey the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is placed 77th, 13 places higher than last year. The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot and the Technion in Haifa are ranked 83rd, up from 92nd and 94th respectively previous year.

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Tel Aviv University is ranked between 151-200 places, Bar-Ilan University is ranked between 401-500 places, and the University of Haifa is ranked between 501-600 places. Beyond the top 100 universities, a specific rating cannot be assigned. The Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is out of this list.

Among the top ten universities, Harvard University is in the first place, followed by Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Cambridge, the University of California Berkeley, Princeton University, the University of Oxford, Columbia University, the California Institute of Technology, and the University of Chicago.

Shanghai Ranking Consultancy ranks over 2,500 universities annually and publishes the ranking of the top 1,000.



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