The Technion is #83 on the list of the world’s top 100 universities according to the Shanghai Ranking, considered by many to be the premier index for distinguishing higher education institutions. The Technion improved by 11 spots from last year, when it was #94.

In addition to the overall top 100, the Technion was included in the top 50 for three disciplines: Aerospace Engineering (#22), Telecommunication Engineering (#40), and Automation & Control (#49). The Technion was also listed in the #51-75 range for both Chemistry and Transportation Science & Technology. The Technion’s presence on these lists “signifies international recognition of the Technion’s academic and research excellence,” stated President of the Technion, Professor Uri Sivan.

The Shanghai Ranking has been published annually since 2003, examining more than 1,200 universities and designating the top 500 as leading universities. It considers objective criteria including the number of Nobel Prize laureates and winners of other prestigious prizes received by faculty members and alumni, the number of scientific articles published by researchers in leading journals, and other indicators such as the school’s size in order to rate the institutions accordingly.

The Technion has consistently appeared in the top 100 list since 2012, aside from 2020. Other Israeli universities included in this year’s rankings are Hebrew University at 77th and the Weizmann Institute of Science, tied with the Technion at 83rd. This year’s list is headed by Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Cambridge, and UC Berkeley, respectively.