Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday commented on the publication – by researchers at Shanghai Jiao Tong University– of the 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities in which six Israeli universities are ranked , four of which (Hebrew University, the Technion, the Weizmann Institute of Science and Tel Aviv University) are ranked among the top 150 universities in the world.
Prime Minister Netanyahu said: “This ranking proves that our Government’s unprecedented investment in Israeli academia has led to results. We are investing 7 billion NIS 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.”
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)