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Hebrew U Ranked 59th Best University In the Whole World

The Academic Ranking of World Universities places three Israeli universities in Top 100 list Read More

By / August 19, 2013

If your American alma mater didn’t make the cut in the 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities, you might want to consider taking your talents to Israel because three of the Holy Land’s institutions made the Top 100 this year. Hebrew University of Jerusalem came in at 59th, Technion at 77th, and the Weizmann Institute of Science at a modest 92nd place, the Jerusalem Post reports.

“I’m proud to see the prominent positions of Israeli research universities in these important international rankings, and I’m pleased that once again Hebrew University has been recognized as Israel’s leading university,” Hebrew University president Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson said.

The ranking, conducted annually by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, is based on serious criteria, like the number of staff and alumni who’ve won the Nobel Prize, and the number of regarded research that’s been published and cited from the institution.

Looking back on years passed, however, it seems Hebrew U dropped six spots, coming in at 53nd place in 2012. Let’s hope for the Top 50 in 2014.

Next year in Jerusalem.

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