Technion Among World’s Top 100 Universities for 7th Consecutive Year

August 15, 2018

For the seventh consecutive year, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The Technion jumped to 77th place — the highest ranking among Israeli academic institutions (The Hebrew University was 95th) — in the latest edition of the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), considered to be the world’s leading ranking of higher education institutions. Heading the 2018 list, in descending order, are Harvard University, Stanford University, Cambridge University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

“The Technion’s presence in the top 100 leading universities worldwide over the past 7 consecutive years is the fruit of the hard and dedicated work of the Technion management, faculty members and employees,” said Technion President Peretz Lavie. “We carefully select our faculty members with excellence being the single criterion. To tighten the Technion’s position as a world-leading science-technology research university, we also act on the global front — a strategy which has brought about the creation of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech in New York and the Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT) in China. Irrespective of the international ranking, we continuously appraise and improve ourselves, but the high Shanghai ranking provides an exciting international stamp of recognition of the Technion’s excellence.”

The Shanghai Ranking, which has been published since 2003, evaluates institutions around the world using objective criteria, including the number of Nobel Prize laureates and winners of other prestigious prizes, the number of scientific publications in the leading journals Nature and Science and other performance indicators relative to the size of the university. The comprehensive Chinese study encompasses 1200 universities, from which the 500 leading universities are selected.

For the full 2018 Shanghai Ranking, 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.

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