Ranking positions Hebrew University among the top 1% of world’s 26,000 institutions of higher education

June 8, 2017 —The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has maintained its #1 position in Israel in the new 2018 QS World University Rankings, rising three spots from 148 last year to #145 globally today.

The rankings place the Hebrew University among the top 15% of the 980 higher education institutions surveyed by QS, and among the top 1% of the more than 26,000 universities in the world.

Of the seven institutions evaluated within Israel, the Hebrew University was ranked #1 for Academic Reputation and #1 in Overall Score.

Professor Menahem Ben-Sasson, President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, said: “This ranking is a well-deserved recognition of the Hebrew University’s international leadership in academics and research. In recent years the university’s administration has made intense efforts to attract the best students, teachers, and researchers, and to equip them with the best tools to succeed. In turn, our faculty and students have made world-class contributions in diverse fields, ranging from the arts and humanities to the basic and applied sciences.”

First compiled in 2004, the QS World University Rankings rate the world’s best-performing institutions of higher education. To compile the 2018 rankings, QS analyzed over 75 million citations from more than 12 million papers, and 115,000 survey responses from employers and academics, and considered more than 4,000 universities before evaluating 980 of them. Published by QS Intelligence Unit, the rankings are online at www.topuniversities.com.