Technion Among World’s Top Computer Science Universities

August 24, 2015
Kevin Hattori

For the fourth straight year – in academic rankings considered among the most objective in the world – the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has been ranked 18th among 500 universities in computer sciences. It is one of just four non-U.S. universities to crack the top-20 in that discipline.

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology campusThe Technion also placed 44th in engineering, and 77th overall when measured against all other universities.

Published annually, and announced last week by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, the Academic Ranking of Worldwide Universities rankings (“The Shanghai Ranking”) are based on criteria and data that include such elements as the number of winners of the Nobel Prize and other prestigious awards among staff and alumni; the number of scientific papers published in leading journals; and other performance metrics relative to the size of the university. More than 1,000 universities around the world were assessed, with only the top 500 being chosen for inclusion in their rankings.

“The Shanghai Ranking is recognized as the leading academic ranking of world universities and it continues to acknowledge Israeli scientific achievements, and the Technion in particular,” said Technion President Peretz Lavie. “I am very pleased at the Technion’s standing among the world’s elite universities in engineering, and especially in the field of computer science. These achievements are a clear manifestation of the Technion’s excellence. Our outstanding faculty members, researchers and staff will continue to nurture and train Technion students, who represent the future of Israeli science and technology.”

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 including life-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, classrooms and dormitories, and more.