Technion Among World’s Top Computer Science Universities
August 23, 2011
By: Kevin Hattori
In academic rankings considered to be among the most objective in the world, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has been ranked 15th among 500 universities in computer sciences for 2011. The Technion also placed 42nd among 100 engineering and technology universities.
Published annually, and announced last week by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, the Academic Ranking of Worldwide Universities (ARWU) is considered to be among the most objective indicators of university performance.
The Shanghai rankings 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 relative to the size of the university. A total of 1,000 universities around the world were assessed, with only the top 500 being chosen for inclusion in their rankings.
“These high rankings in computer science and other fields give credence to the idea that Technion graduates do indeed lead the high-tech sector that is moving Israel’s economy forward,” said Technion President Prof. Peretz Lavie.
The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is consistently ranked among the world’s leading science and technology universities. Home to the country’s first winners of the Nobel Prize in science, the Technion commands a worldwide reputation for its pioneering work in computer science, nanotechnology, biotechnology, energy, water-resource management, medicine, drug development, and aerospace. Headquartered in New York City, the American Technion Society (ATS) promotes scientific and technological research and education at the Technion.