Tel Aviv University Ranks First in Israel in the Prestigious QS Ranking for the Year 2025

The Only Israeli University to Rise in the Global Rankings

16 June 2024
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Tel Aviv University's impressive achievement as it takes the top spot among Israeli universities in the prestigious QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings for 2025, is noteworthy. It's the only Israeli university to have risen in the rankings from last year, now standing at 209th place globally, up from 215th last year.


The QS ranking is one of the leading indicators globally for evaluating academic institutions. Each year, it assesses around 1,500 of the world's best universities, ranking them based on criteria such as teaching and research quality, citations, peer surveys, graduate employability, internationalization, and more. The ranking relies on approximately 17.5 million academic research papers and around 240,000 interviews with academics and employers.


Increased international collaborations

Among the metrics reflecting Tel Aviv University's advancements this year, a 5% increase in international collaborations stands out compared to the previous year. Additionally, the sustainability category saw a notable rise of 39 places in the global ranking. Moreover, the university distinguishes itself in citation metrics, securing the 20th position worldwide.


Following Tel Aviv University, which leads among the six Israeli universities ranked in the index, are the Hebrew University and the Technion, ranking second and third, respectively.


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