The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot. (Doron Horowitz/Flash90) (Doron Horowitz/Flash90)
Weizmann Institute of Science

In the sub-ranking for Life and Earth Sciences, the Weizmann Institute of Science was ranked fourth in the world.

By TPS

The Weizmann Institute of Science is in eighth place for research quality in a global ranking conducted by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) of Leiden University in the Netherlands.

The Weizmann Institute is one of only two institutions outside the US in the top 10. The other is Shandong University, China, which was ranked 10th.

In the sub-ranking for Life and Earth Sciences, the Weizmann Institute of Science was ranked fourth in the world.

The Leiden Ranking is quantitative and does not use subjective surveys. The data encompass the number of the scientific publications by scientists from the various universities and research institutes, the number of citations for scientific papers, indicating the quality of the research, as well as information about the size of the institutions.

“The current ranking indicates a significant increase in the quality of research at the Weizmann Institute of Science in recent years – from 17th place a little over a decade ago, to eighth in the current ranking,” the Israeli scientific research institute noted Monday.

The Leiden 2020 ranking showed that 20% of the papers authored by Institute scientists were ranked in the top 10% for scientific impact.

About a quarter of the papers authored by Institute scientists in the Life and Earth Sciences were ranked in the top 10% for scientific impact.

Over 20% of the papers authored by Institute scientists in the Biomedical and Health Sciences were ranked in the top 10% for scientific impact.

Some 2.5% of the scientific papers by Institute scientists were in the top percentile of papers for scientific impact, and 65.8% of them were in the top half of the papers with the greatest impact.

Between 2015-2018, scientific papers authored by Institute scientists earned 36,129 citations.