Technion Among World's Top 100 Universities

In academic rankings considered among the most objective in the world, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (#77) is among the 100 best universities in the world.

A more detailed look shows the Technion is ranked 18th in computer sciences (one of only two universities outside of North America to crack the top 20), and 38th in both chemistry and natural sciences and mathematics.  The Technion is also ranked 46th among engineering and technology universities – the only Israeli university to place in the top 100 of that category.

Technion Campus
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology campus

Published annually, and announced late last week by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, the Academic Ranking of Worldwide Universities (ARWU) is based on criteria and data that include such elements as the number of winners of the Nobel Prize and other prestigious awards among staff and alumni; the number of scientific papers published in leading journals; and other performance relative to the size of the university.  More than 1,000 universities around the world were assessed, with only the top 500 being chosen for inclusion in their rankings.

“I am especially thrilled that the Technion has been placed among the elite institutes in the fields of engineering and science, especially in computer science,” said Technion President Peretz Lavie. “The fact that there are three Israeli universities in the top 100 points to the quality of science in Israel and its world status. It also emphasizes that it is critically important to ensure the continued advancement of Israeli research universities.”

The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is a major source of the innovation and brainpower that drives the Israeli economy, and a key to Israel’s renown as the world’s “Start-Up Nation.” Its three Nobel Prize winners exemplify academic excellence. Technion people, ideas and inventions make immeasurable contributions to the world including life-saving medicine, sustainable energy, computer science, water conservation and nanotechnology. The Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute is a vital component of Cornell NYC Tech, and a model for graduate applied science education that is expected to transform New York City’s economy.

American Technion Society (ATS) donors provide critical support for the Technion—more than $1.9 billion since its inception in 1940. Based in New York City, the ATS and its network of chapters across the U.S. provide funds for scholarships, fellowships, faculty recruitment and chairs, research, buildings, laboratories, classrooms and dormitories, and more.


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