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Hebrew U. rising in prestigious poll

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August 18, 2011 | 10:14 am

Edmond Safra (Givat ram) Campus of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Photo by Adiel lo.

Edmond Safra (Givat ram) Campus of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Photo by Adiel lo.

Hebrew University was ranked 57th in a prestigious annual ranking of the world’s universities, moving up 15 spots from the previous year.

Seventeen of the top 20 universities in this year’s survey by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China were American, led by Harvard, Stanford and MIT in the top three spots.

Other Israeli universities joined Hebrew University, which was No. 72 last year, in the rankings.

Tel Aviv University, Weizmann Institute of Science and Haifa’s Institute of Technology were placed in the 102-150 grouping, and Bar-Ilan University and Ben-Gurion University were in the 301-400 spots. The groupings of the five schools were unchanged from a year ago.

Cambridge University in Britain was ranked fifth and Oxford was 10th. The University College of London rounded out the top 20. 

Shanghai Jiao Tong University surveys 1,000 universities and ranks the top 500.

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