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Israeli academia climbs in international rankings

Three blue-and-white schools make the top 100 list.

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Jan. 5 2011. Photo by Doron Horowitz/Flash90.
Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Jan. 5 2011. Photo by Doron Horowitz/Flash90.

Three Israeli universities appear in the 2023 Academic Ranking of World Universities’ top 100 list that the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy published on Tuesday.

The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot climbed to No. 67 from last year’s tie with Haifa’s Technion-Israel Institute of Technology at 83rd. The Technion rose to No. 78.

Meanwhile, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem dropped to 85th place from last year’s ranking of 77th.

While the top 100 universities are ranked in numerical order, an additional 900 top institutions are ranked in groups, which included four other Israeli institutions.

Tel Aviv University placed in the 201-300 ranking, while Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan was in the 401-500 group. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheva ranked at 501-600 while the University of Haifa rounded out the Israeli institutions in the 601-700 group.

Brandeis University in Massachusetts is in the 301-400 group.

The rankings are based on factors such as the number of times an institution’s researchers have been published or cited in leading journals and awards won by faculty members and alumni.

Eight of the top 10 universities were located in the U.S., including Harvard, which came in first place overall.

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