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Hebrew University Ranked #1 in Israel, Rises to #67 Among World’s 500 Top Universities in Authoritative Shanghai Ranking

October 22, 2015

Hebrew University Ranked #1 in Israel, Rises to #67 Among World’s 500 Top Universities in Authoritative Shanghai Ranking

Maintains position as #3 university in Asia region; ranked #33 worldwide in Mathematics

Jerusalem, August 16, 2015 — Maintaining its #1 position in Israel and #3 position in Asia, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem rose three positions to #67 among the 500 top universities in the world, in the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

The Hebrew University was also ranked #33 in the world in Mathematics in the new ranking, which was released on August 15.

Published by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, an independent organization providing higher education information, the annual ranking lists the 500 best from among more than 1,200 universities surveyed around the world.

Since its origins in 2003, the Shanghai Ranking has included the Hebrew University among the world’s 100 leading

universities every year, consolidating the Israeli institution’s status as a world leader in academia and research. The Hebrew University is currently ranked 27 positions above its initial 94th place ranking in 2003.

The upward trend attests to faculty members’ hard work in producing the quality research for which Israel is known, and the entire Hebrew University community’s efforts in striving for academic excellence.

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) uses six objective indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Reuters, number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index – Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance of a university. More than 1200 universities are actually ranked by ARWU every year and the best 500 are published.

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