Two Israeli universities ranked among world’s 100 best

The Technion and Hebrew University were ranked among the world’s 100 leading universities

By: TPS and World Israel News Staff 

Shanghai Ranking’s 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities has placed Israel’s Technion-Israel Institute of Technology 77th among the world’s 100 leading universities and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem at 95th place. In last year’s ranking, the Technion was placed at 93, with Hebrew University not making the top 100.

The world’s top ranking university for both years is Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

According to a Reuters annual survey, in contrast, three Israeli universities placed among the world’s top 100 for innovation for 2017.  The analysis ranks institutions of higher learning for advanced science, invention of new technologies and powering of new markets and industries, patents and research paper citations.

The top Israeli university innovator is Hebrew University, which came in 82nd place compared to 94th last year. Tel Aviv University made it to the list in 88th place, followed by theTechnion in the 89th.

Reuters made special mention of Hebrew University’s technology transfer company, Yissum Research, which documented 10,000 registered patents, 2,800 inventions, more than 900 licensed technologies and 125 new startups.