Israel’s esteemed Hebrew University of Jerusalem has ranked among the top educational institutes in the world.

The Center for World University Rankings, which is based in Saudi Arabia, placed Hebrew U 23rd on its list that included 1,000 schools. The Center routinely releases this comprehensive list, one of the most thorough of its kind, and the Hebrew University regularly finds itself at the head of the class.

Criteria that is considered when making the list includes quality of education, the number of alumni who become CEOs in top companies, the quality of faculty, and the number of research papers the institution published in reputable journals.

While Hebrew University was the highest Israeli school on the list, it was hardly the lone college representing the Jewish state. The Weizmann Institute of Science was ranked 39th and Tel Aviv University placed 86th. The other Israeli universities appearing in the list are the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (136), Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (349), Bar-Ilan University (521), and the University of Haifa (700).