The Hebrew University in Jerusalem is the leading academic institute in Israel, a Chinese poll shows. The Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranking, which 500 of 2,000 universities around the globe, placed the school in 72nd place.
The schools are judged according to articles published by scientific magazines, number of Nobel Prize laureates, researchers cited in 21 different subjects, and academic achievements relative to the university's size.
Harvard University was first place this year, followed by three other US schools – Berkley, Stanford, and MIT. Haifa's Technion and Tel Aviv University were ranked in the top 150.
King Saud University in Saudi Arabia was ranked in the 300s, and also included in the list's final 100s are Tehran and Istanbul universities.
When ranked according to specific fields, however, Israel fares better. In Mathematics three universities made it to the top 100s. Tel Aviv is in 26th place and the Technion is in 51st place. Topping the Math list is Princeton University, in New Jersey.
In Physics, three Israeli schools also placed in the top 100s. The Hebrew University, Tel Aviv University, and the Weizmann Institute were in 51st to 76th place. Weizmann Institute was also ranked 12th place in Computer Science, with the Technion coming in at 15th. Tel Aviv University was number 31 on the list.