Technion – 8th Place in the World in Aerospace Engineering
Shanghai Ranking : Technion ranked among world’s top 50 academic institutions in three areas
Technion has been ranked eighth in the world in aeronautical engineering and among the 50 leading institutions in the world in three areas, according to preliminary data published by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). ARWU publishes the Shanghai Ranking, the leading gauge of the world’s academic institutions.
The complete Shanghai Index is published annually in August, but this year preliminary data was published regarding specific research areas. In this publication, Technion is included in the Top 50 in three areas: 50th place in automation and control, 37th place in electrical engineering and, as 8th place in aerospace engineering – ahead of renowned universities including Stanford, Tokyo, Cambridge, Seoul, Beijing, and Columbia.
In addition, in physics, Technion is the only Israeli institution to have made the list of the top 500 universities, being ranked between 151st and 200th place.
Prof. Jacob Cohen, Dean of Technion’s Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, responded, “We are very excited and proud of our ranking in eighth place in the Shanghai Ranking, at the top of the world’s leading departments of aeronautical and aerospace engineering. We are part of a long-standing Technion tradition in which the pursuit of excellence is assimilated, examined, assessed, and implemented on an ongoing basis. On this momentous occasion, I would like to thank the founding fathers of the Faculty who outlined the path and the vision, our wonderful faculty, and the students who are our family.”
The Shanghai Ranking, published since 2003, examines academic institutions worldwide according to objective criteria including the number of winners of the Nobel Prize and other prestigious awards; the number of scientific articles published in the leading research journals, Nature and Science; and other performance criteria, weighted in relation to the size of the university.
The last complete Shanghai Ranking was published on August 15, 2016, ranking the Technion in 69th place worldwide and first in Israel.