Hebrew University rises three spots in World University Rankings – Israel News


Students at Hebrew University.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has maintained its position as the top university in Israel in the new 2018 QS World University Rankings that were published on Thursday. The university has moved up three spots from 148 last year to 145 globally today.

The rankings place the Hebrew University among the top 15% of the 980 higher education institutions surveyed by QS, and among the top 1% of the more than 26,000 universities in the world.

Tel Aviv University was ranked in 205th place, moving down two spots in comparison to its previous ranking. The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology was ranked in 224th place, and Ben-Gurion University was ranked in 352th place.

First compiled in 2004, the QS World University Rankings rate the world’s best-performing institutions of higher education. To compile the 2018 rankings, QS analyzed over 75 million citations from more than 12 million papers, and 115,000 survey responses from employers and academics, and considered more than 4,000 universities before evaluating 980 of them.

Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson, President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, praised the ranking and said that it is a well-deserved recognition of the Hebrew University’s international leadership in academics and research.

“In recent years the university’s administration has made intense efforts to attract the best students, teachers and researchers, and to equip them with the best tools to succeed,” he said. “In turn, our faculty and students have made world-class contributions in diverse fields, ranging from the arts and humanities to the basic and applied sciences.”

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