The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), based in Saudi Arabia, has ranked the Hebrew University of Jerusalem at #26 among the 25,000+ degree-granting institutions in the world. The annual rankings, released yesterday, also place the Hebrew University at #1 in Israel and #1 in the Middle East.

Among the factors that contributed to the Hebrew University’s overall ranking were its Quality of Education Rank (#16) and Quality of Faculty Rank (#15).

The 2016 CWUR World University Rankings can be seen online at

The CWUR describes the World University Rankings as the largest academic ranking of global universities, using eight objective and robust indicators to rank the world’s top 1000 universities: Quality of Education, Alumni Employment, Quality of Faculty, Publications, Influence, Citations, Broad Impact, and Patents. More at

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel’s leading academic and research institution, producing one-third of all civilian research in Israel. For more information, visit