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      Three Israeli Universities in Top 100

      Three Israel universities are in the world’s top 100, and two reached the 38th and 39th place in rankings in the area of science.
      By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
      First Publish: 8/15/2012, 2:10 PM

      Hebrew University
      Hebrew University
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      Three Israel universities are in the world’s top 100, and two reached the 38th and 39th place in rankings in the area of science, listed in the annual Shanghai Jiao Tong report.

      American universities won eight of the top 10 spots, headed by Harvard, Stanford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the same rankings they won last year.

      Israel’s Hebrew University in Jerusalem won the 53rd place, four higher than last year, and the Technion Israel Institute of technology was ranked 78th. The Weizmann Institute ranked number 93. The University of Tel Aviv was placed slightly below the top 100, while Ben Gurion University only reached a place among the top 400.

      When the list was narrowed down to the areas of science, Hebrew University was ranked number 38 and Technion 39.

      Following MIT are the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Cambridge, the California Institute of Technology, Princeton, Columbia, the University of Chicago, and the University of Oxford.

      Of the top 100, 53 American universities were listed, and nine were from Britain.

      Yale was ranked number 11, followed by the University of California at Los Angeles, Cornell, the University of Pennsylvania, University of California at San Diego, University of Washington and The Johns Hopkins University.

      The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology was ranked in the 23rd place, and Japan’s Kyoto university was ranked number 25.