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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 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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