The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has been ranked 77th best university in the world and the premier Israeli institution of higher education, according to a British survey conducted last year.
The second annual survey by the London-based The Times Higher Education Supplement is based on a scale of indicators including academic peer reviews, citations of academic papers written by faculty members, staff-to-student ratios and a survey of global recruiters of graduates.
It lists the top 200 universities around the globe.
In specific areas of study, Hebrew University was rated 36th in the humanities, 54th in the social sciences, 71st in biomedicine, and 98th in the sciences.
The university was ranked 93rd overall in the previous year's survey.
Two other Israeli universities came near the bottom of the list - Tel Aviv University came in 188th place and the Technion came in at 194th.
"This survey reaffirms the fact that Hebrew University is the leading research institute in Israel and one of the best universities in the world," Hebrew University President Menachem Magidor said.
Seven of the top 10 world universities on the British listing are American. Harvard and MIT top the list, followed by Cambridge and Oxford in the UK. Stanford, UC Berkeley, Yale, CalTech, Princeton and the French university Ecole Polytechnique round out the top 10.
Beijing University, ranked number 15, was the highest-rated institution in Asia, closely followed by Tokyo University at 16.
In the UK, London's School of Economics was tied at 11th place, while the city's Imperial College came in 13th. Australia's Melbourne University ranked in the 19th-best slot.
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