2013 Shanghai Ranking: Technion is among world’s top 100 universities

In computer science, Technion is #18 in the world and #1 in Israel

The Technion is among the 100 best universities worldwide, and #18 in computer science, according to the Shanghai ranking of universities, considered the world’s most reliable and comprehensive ranking system.

According to the The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), conducted by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University:

  • In Natural Sciences and Mathematics (SCI), the Technion is ranked #38. The Hebrew University is in 40th place, and the Weizmann Institute of Science is ranked between 51 to 75. Harvard University placed first in SCI.
  • In Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences (ENG), Technion is in 46th place, and is the only Israeli university to place in the top 100 in the field of engineering. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) topped the global list.
  • In the field of computer science, the Technion is ranked #18 in the world, only one of two universities outside of North America to make the top 20 in this field. The Weizmann Institute of Science is ranked #23 in computer science, and the Hebrew University is #28.
  • In the overall global ranking, Technion is in 77th place. Last year it was in 78th place.

Following the publication of the 2013 ARWU, Technion President, Professor Peretz Lavie, said, “Indices and ratings should be treated with caution, especially when a fraction of a point either way can change the rankings of a university from year to year. Nonetheless, the Shanghai Ranking is the leading academic ranking of world universities and there is no doubt that it flatters Israeli science. The fact that it lists three Israeli universities in its top 100 list while including only four from countries such as France, Germany, Switzerland, and Canada, points to the quality of science in Israel and its world status. I am especially thrilled that Technion has been placed among the elite institutes in the fields of engineering and science, especially in computer science. It is critically important to ensure the continued advancement Israeli research universities.”