The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is ranked first in Israel and 59th globally,
according to the 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities released
ARWU ranks the world’s top 500 universities, placing Hebrew
University in the top three in Asia and 11th among universities where English is
not the primary language.
The Hebrew University is 17th in number of
alumni who have Nobel Prizes or Fields Medals and 39th in the number of faculty
who won the awards.
Since ARWU started publishing annual rankings in
2003, the Hebrew University has been Israel’s top university and among the
world’s top 100.
The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is ranked
77th this year and the Weizmann Institute of Science is 92nd worldwide. Tel Aviv
University is among the 101-150 best, Bar- Ilan University and Ben-Gurion
University are in the 301-400 best and University of Haifa is among the 401-500
“I’m proud to see the prominent positions of Israeli research
universities in these important international rankings, and I’m pleased that
once again Hebrew University has been recognized as Israel’s leading
university,” Hebrew University president Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson
“The fact that the Hebrew University continues to achieve such high
rankings is a testament to the hard work of our faculty and the university
community and their continuing quest for uncompromising academic and research
excellence,” he said.
The top-ranked universities are Harvard University,
Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology and University of Cambridge.