Israeli universities in the Times Higher Education Ranking
Although the Hebrew University made it to the same rank overall, the institute’s grade in the ranking rose in areas such as cited research, student-lecturer relations and the rate of international students and lecturers. In June, the Hebrew University was ranked 17th in the Times Asia University Rankings and in first place in Israel.
The World University Rankings is published by Britain’s Times Higher Education and uses data from Thomson Reuters. It claims to provide the only global university performance tables to judge world-class universities in the areas of teaching and learning environment (weighed at 30 percent), research and international publications (30 percent), international citations of academic studies (30 percent) innovation (2.5 percent) and international outlook (7.5 percent).
This year Britain’s Oxford University was moved to first place after being ranked second in 2015, marking the ranking’s first time that an American university isn't in first place. Caltech, the California Institute of Technology, is ranked second, moving down from first place last year. Stanford University came in third, followed by the University of Cambridge, then MIT, Harvard and Princeton. Imperial College London came eighth, followed by ETH Zurich. Berkeley and University of Chicago tied in tenth place.