from the February 2011 issue

Hebrew U. ranked 21st in world for computer science 44th in world for economics and business

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has been ranked 21st in the world in computer science from among the world's top 100 universities, it was announced in a recent publication of subject and field rankings by the Academic Ranking of World Universities issued by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China.

In the subject of computer science, the Hebrew University ranked ahead of Yale University (31), Cambridge University (30), and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (26).

In the subjects of economics and business, the Hebrew University came in at 44th place - ahead of Brown University (45), Georgetown University (51-77) and the London Business School (51-77). In the field of social sciences, the Hebrew University ranked 46th, and was ranked among the top 75 universities in the field of mathematics and natural sciences.

Every year, Shanghai Jiao Tong University evaluates more than 2,000 universities in the world and ranks the top 500 among them. The rankings are based on a combined scale of academic criteria that include awards won by alumni and staff, articles published in leading scientific journals, and the number of highly cited researchers. The Chinese university's rankings have achieved respected international recognition.

Reprinted from the Israel High-Tech & Investment Report February 2011

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