Technion Ranked 85th in 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities

August 20, 2019
Kevin Hattori

The Technion–Israel Institute of Technology is ranked 85th on the list of the world’s top academic institutions, as determined by the world’s leading index for higher education. According to the 2019 ShanghaiRanking Academic Ranking of World Universities published last week, the Technion was ranked first in Israel, 25th in space engineering, and 39th in the field of automation and control. It was also in the top 100 in computer science and engineering, and chemistry. The Technion has consistently appeared in the top 100 since 2012, and was ranked 77th in 2018.

“The Technion’s presence as one of the world’s top 100 universities for 8 consecutive years is a significant and important achievement,” said Technion President Prof. Peretz Lavie. “This is international recognition of the Technion’s excellence. However, it is important to keep in mind that a university’s exact position in the ranking often changes because of one more or one less scientific publication.

“I am finishing a decade as president of the Technion, where the institution has significantly strengthened its global status and saw prosperous development on the Haifa campus. These achievements are reflected in the recruitment of hundreds of new faculty members, the development of the campus, the establishment of Technion branches in New York and China, and strategic collaborations with leading universities around the world. I am sure these achievements will continue in the future and strengthen the status of the Technion at the forefront of global research.”

The ShanghaiRanking Academic Ranking of World Universities, published since 2003, grades academic institutions worldwide according to objective criteria, including the number of Nobel Prizes and prestigious awards, the number of scholarly articles published in the leading journals Nature and Science, and other factors relative to the size of the university. The in-depth study covers 1,200 universities, from which the top 500 are selected.

For the full 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities, click here.

For more than a century, the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology has pioneered in science and technology education and delivered world-changing impact. Proudly a global university, the Technion has long leveraged boundary-crossing collaborations to advance breakthrough research and technologies. Now with a presence in three countries, the Technion will prepare the next generation of global innovators. Technion people, ideas, and inventions make immeasurable contributions to the world, innovating in fields from cancer research and sustainable energy to quantum computing and computer science to do good around the world.

The American Technion Society supports visionary education and world-changing impact through the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology. Based in New York City, we represent thousands of US donors, alumni, and stakeholders who invest in the Technion’s growth and innovation to advance critical research and technologies that serve the State of Israel and the global good. Over more than 75 years, our nationwide supporter network has funded new Technion scholarships, research, labs, and facilities that have helped deliver world-changing contributions and extend Technion education to campuses in three countries.