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Hebrew University graduates ranked 62nd most employable in the world, and most employable from Israeli universities, in Times Higher Education survey

20/11/2017

International survey ranks Hebrew University among the world's best at preparing students for workplace

An analysis published by Times Higher Education (THE) has ranked Hebrew University of Jerusalem students as the 62nd most employable graduates in the world, placing the Hebrew University among the world's top 100 universities at preparing its students for the workplace.

The ranking also positions Hebrew University graduates as the most employable from Israeli universities, followed by the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology at 113, and Tel Aviv University at 135. The Hebrew University moved up 5 points this year, from 67 last year.

The global employability ranking, designed by the French human resources consultancy Emerging and published exclusively by Times Higher Education, reveals which universities the recruiters at top companies think are the best at preparing students for the workforce. The survey was conducted among thousands of recruiters and managers from a range of firms and industries around the world. Respondents were asked to define what they look for in graduates and which universities they believe produce the most employable graduates.

The top 5 ranked institutions globally were Caltech-California Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Columbia University, MIT-Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and University of Cambridge. The complete Global University Employability Ranking list is available online at https://www.timeshighereducation.com/student/best-universities/best-universities-graduate-jobs-global-university-employability-ranking.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel's leading academic and research institution, where science and knowledge are advanced for the benefit of humankind. For more information, please visit http://new.huji.ac.il/en.

PHOTO: http://media.huji.ac.il/new/photos/hu161120_grad.jpg - A graduation ceremony at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Credit: Miriam Alster/Flash 90 for Hebrew University) 

Hebrew University graduates ranked 62nd most employable in the world, and most employable from Israeli universities, in Times Higher Education survey
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Hebrew University in Top 15% Surveyed Globally, #1 in Israel, in QS World University Rankings

08/06/2017

Ranking positions Hebrew University among the top 1% of world’s 26,000 institutions of higher education

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has maintained its #1 position in Israel in the new 2018 QS World University Rankings, rising 3 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.

Of the 7 institutions evaluated within Israel, the Hebrew University was ranked #1 for Academic Reputation and #1 in Overall Score.

Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson, President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, said: "This ranking 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. 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.”

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. Published by QS Intelligence Unit, the rankings are online at www.topuniversities.com.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel’s leading university and premier research institution. Founded in 1918 by such innovative thinkers as Albert Einstein, Martin Buber and Sigmund Freud, the Hebrew University is a pluralistic institution where science and knowledge are advanced for the benefit of humankind. Serving 23,500 students from 85 countries, the Hebrew University produces a third of Israel’s civilian research, and its faculty are at the forefront of the international academic and scientific communities. For more information, please visit http://new.huji.ac.il/en.

- Dov Smith

Hebrew University in Top 15% Surveyed Globally, #1 in Israel, in QS World University Rankings
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Hebrew University Students Ranked 67th Most Employable Worldwide, Most Employable from Israeli Universities

20/11/2016

An analysis of graduates’ employability published by Times Higher Education (THE) has ranked graduates of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as the 67th most employable in the world. The ranking also positions Hebrew University graduates as the most employable students graduating in Israel.

PHOTO: 2016 graduation ceremony at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (credit: Miriam Alster/Flash 90) http://media.huji.ac.il/new/photos/hu161120_grad.jpg

The Global University Employability Ranking reveals which universities recruiters at top companies think are the best at preparing students for the workplace. Respondents were asked to define what they looked for in graduates, and which universities they believed produced the most employable graduates.

Skills and experiences that were ranked as the most predictive of a graduate’s employability included professional experience, high degree of specialization, proficiency in foreign languages, extra-curricular activities, academic record, and graduation from a top university.

Other Israeli institutions that made the ranking include Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in 122nd place, and Tel Aviv University in 139th place. The top 3 ranked institutions globally were California Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.

The complete Global University Employability Ranking list and analysis is online athttps://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/global-university-employability-ranking-2016

The survey was conducted among 2,500 recruiters from 20 countries, along with a second panel of 3,500 international managers all over the world. Participating companies cover all major business sectors, have more than 5,000 employees, and recruit more than 50 graduates yearly. Employers voted for institutions in their own country and, if they recruit internationally, for universities around the world.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel's leading academic and research institution and is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. Founded in 1918 by visionaries including Albert Einstein, the Hebrew University is a pluralistic institution where science and knowledge are advanced for the benefit of humankind. The Hebrew University produces one third of all civilian research in Israel. For more information, please visit http://new.huji.ac.il/en

Hebrew University Students Ranked 67th Most Employable Worldwide, Most Employable from Israeli Universities
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Hebrew University Ranked #1 in Israel, #148 Worldwide in QS World University Rankings

06/09/2016

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has retained its leading position in the new QS World University Rankings. Published today, the 2016-2017 rankings place the university first in Israel and 148th in the world, further cementing the university’s reputation as a leader in research and academia.

Of the 7 institutions evaluated within Israel, the Hebrew University was ranked highest for Academic Reputation and Overall. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject, published in March, the Hebrew University was ranked among the world's top 100 institutions in History, Anthropology, and Agriculture & Forestry.

Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson, President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, said: "We’re delighted that the Hebrew University continues to receive international recognition as a world academic leader. The University’s academic and research reputation is a direct result of the hard work and commitment to excellence displayed by our faculty members, administrative staff, and students. Our investment in recent years in attracting the best researchers and equipping them with the tools to succeed is paying dividends.”

First compiled in 2004, the QS World University Rankings rate the world’s best-performing higher education institutions, considering over 4,000 for inclusion and evaluating over 900. The ranking considers universities’ performance across six indicators, selected to reflect research impact, commitment to high-quality teaching, internationalization, and global reputation amongst both academics and employers. Published by QS Intelligence Unit, the rankings are online at www.topuniversities.com.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel’s leading university and premier research institution. Founded in 1918 by such innovative thinkers as Albert Einstein, Martin Buber and Sigmund Freud, the Hebrew University is a pluralistic institution where science and knowledge are advanced for the benefit of humankind. Serving 23,000 students from 85 countries, the Hebrew University produces a third of Israel’s civilian research, and its faculty are at the forefront of the international academic and scientific communities. For more information, please visit http://new.huji.ac.il/en.

Hebrew University Ranked #1 in Israel, #148 Worldwide in QS World University Rankings
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Hebrew University Ranked #17 in Asia, First in Israel, in 2016 Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings

21/06/2016

Editor of Times Higher Education Rankings: "Hebrew University research is pushing the boundaries of knowledge and is being cited globally."

In the 2016 Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings released today, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is ranked #17 in Asia. The Hebrew University moved up 8 spots from #25 last year, to #17 this year. The Hebrew University is also the highest-rated Israeli university in the new Asia University Rankings.   

These are the fourth annual Asia University Rankings, Times Higher Education’s ranking of the top 200 universities in Asia. The full rankings table can be found at https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2016/regional-ranking.

Phil Baty, Editor of Times Higher Education Rankings, said: “This ranking judges world class universities across their full range of activities — teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook – using Times Higher Education’s trusted, rigorous standards. To emerge as Israel’s number one university and 17th across the entire continent of Asia is a major achievement and something to be celebrated. Hebrew University has shown particular strength in research impact – our analysis demonstrates that its research is pushing the boundaries of knowledge and is being cited globally.”

"The 2016 Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings rank the top 200 universities in Asia, and are based on the same rigorous criteria as the THE World University Rankings – but with special modifications to better reflect the characteristics of Asia’s universities. We judge world class universities employing 13 separate performance indicators across all of their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook," according to Times Higher Education.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel’s leading academic and research institution, producing one-third of all civilian research in Israel. For more information, visit http://new.huji.ac.il/en.

Hebrew University Ranked #17 in Asia, First in Israel, in 2016 Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings
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