Hebrew University in Top 15% Surveyed Globally, #1 in Israel, in QS World University Rankings

Ranking positions Hebrew University among the top 1% of world’s 26,000 institutions of higher education

Jerusalem, June 8, 2017 —The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has maintained its #1 position in Israel in the new 2018 QS World University Rankings, rising 3 spots from 148 last year to #145 globally today.

The rankings place the Hebrew University among the top 15% of the 980 higher education institutions surveyed by QS, and among the top 1% of the more than 26,000 universities in the world.

Of the 7 institutions evaluated within Israel, the Hebrew University was ranked #1 for Academic Reputation and #1 in Overall Score.

Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson, President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, said: “This ranking is a well-deserved recognition of the Hebrew University’s international leadership in academics and research. In recent years the university’s administration has made intense efforts to attract the best students, teachers and researchers, and to equip them with the best tools to succeed. In turn, our faculty and students have made world-class contributions in diverse fields, ranging from the arts and humanities to the basic and applied sciences.”

First compiled in 2004, the QS World University Rankings rate the world’s best-performing institutions of higher education. To compile the 2018 rankings, QS analyzed over 75 million citations from more than 12 million papers, and 115,000 survey responses from employers and academics, and considered more than 4,000 universities before evaluating 980 of them. Published by QS Intelligence Unit, the rankings are online at www.topuniversities.com.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel’s leading university and premier research institution. Founded in 1918 by such innovative thinkers as Albert Einstein, Martin Buber and Sigmund Freud, the Hebrew University is a pluralistic institution where science and knowledge are advanced for the benefit of humankind. Serving 23,500 students from 85 countries, the Hebrew University produces a third of Israel’s civilian research, and its faculty are at the forefront of the international academic and scientific communities. For more information, please visit http://new.huji.ac.il/en.

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