The Mount Scopus campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Credit:<br /> via Wikimedia Commons.

( The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is
ranked first in Israel and 59th overall in the 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), which was released this week.

The Mount Scopus campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Credit: via Wikimedia Commons.

Published since
2003 by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong
University, ARWU ranks the world’s top 500 universities. It is considered one
of the top school rankings systems due to its transparent methodology and
reliable data.

Hebrew University ranked among the top three universities in Asia and was 11th among
universities where English is not the primary language of instruction.

proud to see the prominent positions of Israeli research universities in these
important international rankings, and I’m pleased that once again Hebrew
University has been recognized as Israel’s leading university,” Hebrew
University President Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson said in a statement.

Other Israeli
universities ranked highly as well, including three in the top 100. The
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa came in at 77th, and the
Weizmann Institute of Science ranked 92nd. Meanwhile, a total of seven Israel
universities made the top 500, including Tel Aviv University, Bar-Ilan
University, Ben-Gurion University and the University of Haifa.

University took the top spot on the list.

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