(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Hebrew University in Jerusalem placed once again as first in Israel and 148th in the world in this year's university rankings by British education and study abroad company Quacquarelli Symonds. The ranking, published Monday, is yet another international acknowledgement of the university's research and academic teaching prowess.
Quacquarelli Symonds, which creates an annual table listing the world's top 600 universities, focuses on each academic institution's performance in the areas of research, teaching, employability and internationalization. It further uses six specific indicators in its ranking methodology: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty-student ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty and international students.
Hebrew University President Professor Menahem Ben-Sasson said of the honor, "I am delighted by the international recognition the university continues to receive as a leading academic institution. This is a result of our investment in recent years in bringing the best researchers and giving them the tools they need. Our academic reputation is the outcome of the faculty and students' hard work and commitment to excellence."
This is the second consecutive year that Hebrew University took the 148th spot. Tel Aviv University and the Technion ranked 212 and 213, respectively.