New Survey Reinforces University’s International Standing as Academic and Research Leader


Jerusalem, August 15, 2014 — The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has been ranked first in Israel, third in Asia, and 70th globally in the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released today. Since 2003, the authoritative annual report has ranked the world’s 500 best universities from more than 1,200 surveyed.

The Hebrew University’s President, Professor Menahem Ben-Sasson, said, “We are proud and gratified that once again The Hebrew University has been recognized as one of the world’s 100 leading universities. Since these rankings were first launched in 2003, the Hebrew University has consistently been ranked among the world’s best. That The Hebrew University continues to be so highly rated is a testament to the hard work and uncompromising quest for academic excellence of our faculty members and extended university family.”

Ben-Sasson added, “With each passing year, The Hebrew University continues to cement its international standing as an important venue for high-quality academia and research. Our ability to remain among the world’s best universities is dependent on the government’s funding of Israeli higher education and investment in Israel’s research universities.”

About the Academic Ranking of World Universities

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is widely considered the most objective and important ranking of the world’s universities, based on its use of transparent methodology and reliable data. Conducted by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (CWCU), the annual ranking is published by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, an independent organization providing higher education information.