6 Israeli universities ranked among world’s top 100

The QS World University Rankings logo. Credit: Facebook. 

(JNS.org) Six leading Israeli universities were ranked among the world’s top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

The 2016 QS rankings, which compared top universities in the world in 42 different areas of study, included six Israeli universities—Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and Bar-Ilan University.

Published annually since 2011, the QS World University Rankings by Subject highlight the world’s top-performing institutions in a broad spectrum of individual academic areas, such as in arts and humanities, engineering and technology, life sciences and medicine, and natural sciences.

Israeli universities had more places in the top 100 universities by subject—64—than all of the universities in the Middle East combined. 

Hebrew University was Israel's most-featured top 100 university, ranking three times in the 51-100 section for agriculture and forestry, history, and anthropology.

Haifa-based Technion ranked twice in the top 100 for computer science and information systems as well as mathematics, Tel Aviv University ranked in the top 100 for anthropology, and the Weizmann Institute ranked high for biological sciences.

Posted on March 22, 2016 .