Hebrew University Ranked #1 in Israel, Top 15% Worldwide

June 9, 2017

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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has maintained its #1 position in Israel in the new 2018 QS World University Rankings, rising 3 spots from 148th last year to 145th globally today.

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

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

Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson, President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, said in a statement: “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 more than 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.

The world’s top 10 universities, according to QS, are:

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
2. Stanford University
3. Harvard University
4. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
5. University of Cambridge
6. University of Oxford
7. UCL (University College London)
8. Imperial College London
9. University of Chicago
10. ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)

With the Hebrew University in 145th place, this is how it compares with other universities in the region, outside Israel.

Saudi Arabia: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) – ranked joint 173rd
Lebanon: American University of Beirut (AUB) – ranked 235th
Qatar: Qatar University – ranked joint 349th
United Arab Emirates: United Arab Emirates University – ranked 390th.
Egypt: American University in Cairo – ranked joint 395th
Bahrain: Arabian Gulf University – ranked 411-420
Oman: Sultan Qaboos University – ranked 451-460
Iran: Sharif University of Technology – ranked 471-480
Iraq: University of Baghdad – ranked 501-550
Jordan: University of Jordan – ranked 551-600
Kuwait: Kuwait University – ranked 651-700
Palestinian Authority: Birzeit University – ranked 801-1000


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