Israel’s Hebrew U, Technion among top 100 universities in Shanghai Ranking

The department of computer science at Technion - Institute of Technology in Haifa. In the computer science category, the university was ranked in the 18th spot on the Shanghai Ranking. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Haifa-based Technion - Israel Institute of Technology have been selected at number 67 and 77, respectively, on the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities, which is also known as the "Shanghai Ranking."

When it comes to specific fields, Technion ranked 18th for computer science and 44th spot in engineering.

The Shanghai Ranking has been published since 2003 with the purpose of improving the quality of Chinese universities by comparing them to other universities worldwide. The rankings take various factors into account, such as schools' number of Nobel Prize and other award winners and their number of published scientific articles.

“Our excellent faculty, researchers, and staff will continue to train and cultivate the students at the Technion—Israel's generation of the future,” Technion President Professor Peretz Lavie said regarding the institution's ranking, Yedioth Ahronoth reported.

Posted on August 18, 2015 .