Three of Israel's seven universities have made it into the Academic Ranking of World Universities list of the world's top 100 academic institutions.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem came in at 53rd place, with the Technion — Israel Institute of Technology listed in the 78th slot and the Weizmann Institute of Science in 93rd place.
The ranking, commonly known as the Shanghai ranking, was the first world university ranking to be published, and has been compiled since 2003 and updated annually.
Israel performs even better when it comes to scientific studies, with four institutions among the leading 100 institutions. The Hebrew University is ranked 38th, the Technion 39th, Tel Aviv University 51st and the Weizmann Institute comes in 75th place. The Hebrew University is also considered the 16th best institution globally to study mathematics.
Harvard, Stanford, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California at Berkeley top the list, followed by the University of Cambridge in England.