JERUSALEM (JTA) – Three Israeli universities ranked among the top 100 in a prestigious annual ranking of the world’s universities.
It was the first time that three Israeli universities were listed among the Top 100 by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China.
Hebrew University was ranked 53rd, up four places from last year, while Technion-Israel Institute of Technology entered the list at 78th place and Weizmann Institute of Science at 93rd.
Harvard remains No. 1 for the 10th year.
Seventeen of the top 20 universities in this year’s survey were American, including eight of the top 10. Stanford and MIT followed Harvard for the second year in a row.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University surveys 1,000 universities and ranks the top 500.
Further down the list, Tel Aviv University was ranked in the 101-150 spot, and Bar-Ilan University and Ben-Gurion University were in the 301-400 spots.