2022 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects

2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities Ranks Hebrew U. 17th Worldwide in Mathematics and Communications, and #1 in Israel in Earth Sciences, Food Sciences, Water Resources, Economics, and Public Policy

Hebrew University

(Jerusalem, July 19, 2022) — The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) has maintained its status as the leading academic institution in Israel and was ranked number one in half the academic subjects assessed, according to Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects published today. Further, Hebrew University was ranked among the 50 best academic institutions in the world in Mathematics, Law, Communications, and Public Policy.

According to the ranking, the Hebrew University placed 17th worldwide in Mathematics and Communications and 30th in Law. In Israel, HU was ranked first for the following subjects: Mathematics, Earth Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Environmental Sciences, Water Resources, Food Sciences, Agriculture, Dentistry, Medical Technology, Economics, Law, Political Science, Communications, and Public Policy.

Professor Asher Cohen, President of Hebrew University, noted, “Academic and research excellence is part of Hebrew University’s DNA. The amazing breakthroughs happening here will enable all of us to live better, healthier and, most likely, longer lives, as well. Hebrew U.’s strong position helps our alumni pave the way to lead Israel to achievements on an international scale.”

Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, the independent body which publishes the yearly ARWU, uses six objective indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, the number of highly cited researchers, the number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, the number of articles indexed in the Science Citation Index, and universities’ per capita performance.