Prime Minister Benjamin on Wednesday praised the ranking of four Israeli universities in the 150 universities in the world. Researchers at Shanghai Jiao Tong University released their 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities.
Prime Minister Netanyahu stated, "this ranking proves that our Government's unprecedented investment in Israeli academia has led to results. We are investing NIS 7 billion in universities, in a multi-year plan, in centers of excellence, in bringing Israeli minds back home, and our efforts are bearing fruit. I am especially happy over the high ranking of Israeli institutions in computer science – with four Israeli universities among the 30 leading institutions in the world. This is another sign that Israel is continuing to establish itself as a global high-tech power. My Government will continue to invest in education – from pre-school to higher education," Netanyahu said.