The Technion ranked 38 on a list of the top 100 world universities in Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) published by the Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (IHE-SJTU).
The Technion beat nearly all European universities, excluding Britain’s Cambridge University (16) Imperial College London (27), and Switzerland’s Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (28).
The first 15 spots on the list were taken by American universities. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ranked first, followed by Stanford and the University of Illinois.
Harvard University, which ranked first out of the top 500 world universities, ranked 35 in the Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences field.
Technion President, Professor Yitzhak Apeloig was pleased with the institute’s position on the list.
“We made it to that rank despite the steep cuts in government budgets for the Technion in particular, and higher education in general,” he said.
”The Technion has acquired over the difficult years of budget cuts, and with the help of friends all around the world and especially in the United Sates, the most advanced electron microscope in the world – the Titan,"Apeloig added.
"But we must remember that this achievement reflects mainly the achievements of the past, and if no change is made in the government's policies, we will drop out of the list of leading universities. This will have a harsh economic effect on Israel in general and on the technological sector in particular."