Hebrew University, ranked 59th in the world, tops list of leading Israeli universities

(JNS.org) The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is ranked first in Israel and 59th overall in the 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), which was released this week.

The Mount Scopus campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Credit: Milan.sk via Wikimedia Commons.

Published since 2003 by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, ARWU ranks the world’s top 500 universities. It is considered one of the top school rankings systems due to its transparent methodology and reliable data.

Hebrew University ranked among the top three universities in Asia and was 11th among universities where English is not the primary language of instruction.

“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 in a statement.

Other Israeli universities ranked highly as well, including three in the top 100. The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa came in at 77th, and the Weizmann Institute of Science ranked 92nd. Meanwhile, a total of seven Israel universities made the top 500, including Tel Aviv University, Bar-Ilan University, Ben-Gurion University and the University of Haifa.

Harvard University took the top spot on the list.

Posted on August 15, 2013 .