The Shanghai Ranking, which ranks the world’s leading academic institutions, announced that the Technion is 94th on a list of the world’s top 100 universities. The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology is also on the top 50 list in two fields: aerospace engineering (16th place) and automation & control (46th place). In chemistry, the Technion ranks among the top 50-75 universities in the world. The Technion has consistently made the top 100 list of the Shanghai Ranking since 2012 (with one exception in 2020).
The Shanghai Ranking, first published in 2003, categorizes academic institutions according to objective criteria, such as the number of Nobel Prize laureates and other prestigious awards; the number of scientific articles published in the leading journals Nature and Science; the number of times scientific articles published by university researchers have been quoted; and researchers who’ve been frequently quoted in academic journals, relative to their peers in the field.
The index looks at 1,800 universities, from which the top 100 are selected. The Technion joins the likes of Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Cambridge, MIT, and UC Berkeley in making the list.
“The Technion is one of the world’s leading universities, and we will continue to invest efforts and resources to maintain this position for years to come,” said Technion President Prof. Uri Sivan. “The Technion’s strength lies in its excellent human capital, which leads to numerous achievements and breakthroughs in research and teaching. This is the result of hard work and dedication by Technion faculty, deans, administrative staff, and management.”
Prof. Sivan also noted that in an era of increasing global academic competition, donor support remains crucial to maintain the Technion’s edge. “While many governments around the world are steadily increasing their investments in academia and research, Israeli universities rely almost entirely on donations,” he noted. “In order for Israel to preserve its standing at the forefront of global research, and to ensure the nation’s security, as well as its academic and economic future, the government should significantly increase investment in research and teaching, as well as adopt a welcoming stance toward the absorption of foreign faculty and students.”