Technion Aeronautical Engineering Faculty #8 Worldwide

July 27, 2017
Kevin Hattori

The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is ranked eighth in the world in aeronautical engineering – and among the 50 leading institutions in the world in three areas – according to data from the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) in advance of the complete 2017 Shanghai Ranking, to be published next month.

The annual Shanghai Ranking is considered to be the leading gauge of the world’s academic institutions. preliminary data has been published about specific research areas, and the Technion made the Top 50 three times.

  • 8th place in Aeronautical Engineering – ahead of renowned universities including Stanford University, Cambridge University, and Columbia University
  • 37th place in Electrical Engineering
  • 50th place in Automation and Control

The Technion was also the only Israeli institution to make the list of the top 500 universities in physics (151th-200th place).

“We are very excited and proud of our ranking in eighth place in the Shanghai Ranking, at the top of the world’s leading departments of aeronautical and aerospace engineering,” said Prof. Jacob Cohen, Dean of Technion’s Faculty of Aerospace Engineering. We are part of a long-standing Technion tradition in which the pursuit of excellence is assimilated, examined, assessed, and implemented on an ongoing basis. On this momentous occasion, I would like to thank the founding fathers of the Faculty who outlined the path and the vision, our wonderful faculty, and the students who are our family.”

The Shanghai Ranking was launched in 2003 with the aim to clarify th e standing of Chinese universities in comparison to the world’ s top 500 universities. The rating is based on objective criteria and extensive data, including the number of Nobel laureates and winners of other prestigious awards, the number of scientific papers published in the leading journals Nature and Science, and performance in other areas relative to the size of the university. The most recent complete Shanghai Ranking was published on August 15, 2016, when the Technion placed 69th place worldwide, and first in Israel.

The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is a major source of the innovation and brainpower that drives the Israeli economy, and a key to Israel’s renown as the world’s “Start-Up Nation.” Its three Nobel Prize winners exemplify academic excellence. Technion people, ideas and inventions make immeasurable contributions to the world includinglife-saving medicine, sustainable energy, computer science, water conservation and nanotechnology. The Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute is a vital component of Cornell Tech, and a model for graduate applied science education that is expected to transform New York City’ s economy.

American Technion Society (ATS)
donors provide critical support for the Technion — more than $2 billion since its inception in 1940. Based in New York City, the ATS and its network of supporters across the U.S. provide funds for scholarships, fellowships, faculty recruitment and chairs, research, buildings, laboratories, class rooms and dormitories, and more.