Hebrew University of Jerusalem ranked 11th in world for maths
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Hebrew University of Jerusalem ranked 11th in world for maths

Top Israeli academic institution awarded prestigious position by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy

Jenni Frazer is a freelance journalist

Mount Scopus campus, of Hebrew U
Mount Scopus campus, of Hebrew U

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is counting its blessings — literally — after it was named the 11th best university in the world for mathematics.

The placing was awarded by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy which has just announced its 2017 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.

Out of scores of international institutions, the Hebrew University was named in the top 50 in the world in three additional subjects: 39th worldwide in communication, 40th in political sciences, and 46th in economics.

It was also among the top 75 in the world in three other subjects: veterinary sciences, public administration and law.

In total, the Hebrew University was ranked in the top 100 worldwide in 10 different subjects; took first place in Israel in 18 subjects (sometimes tied with another institution); and was listed in 32 of the 52 subjects surveyed.

The full results are available at http://www.shanghairanking.com/Shanghairanking-Subject-Rankings/index.html.

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