|05 August, 2012 |
| Hebrew University named the second best place to work in academia outside the U.S. |
| Survey of 1,000 scientists ranks Hebrew University among the world's best places to work |
The Scientist magazine has named the Hebrew University the second best place to work in academia outside of the United States in its 10th annual Best Places to Work in Academia survey. The Hebrew University was the only Israeli institution to be included among the top 25, and was ranked the ninth best place to work in academia worldwide.
For the past 10 years, The Scientist’s Best Places to Work in Academia surveys have asked academic researchers to highlight the aspects of work they value the most, as well as areas they wish their institutions would improve.
More than 1,000 full-time life scientists working in academic or noncommercial research institutions responded to this year’s survey. The full survey results and methodology are detailed in The Scientist’s August issue and online at www.the-scientist.com.
Hebrew University President Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson welcomed the ranking and said, ''I thank the members of the academic community, because of whom we find ourselves perpetually ranked among the world’s leading universities. This demonstrates that a community in which it is pleasant to work is also one in which one sees outstanding academic achievements. It is because of the sense of partnership and responsibility of all of our staff that we continually achieve this leading academic ranking. I congratulate my colleagues on this external recognition of their achievements here at home.''
The Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (CeMM) was ranked in first place outside the United States. The J. David Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco, California were ranked in first place overall.
About The Scientist magazine
The Scientist is a magazine for life science professionals—a print and digital publication dedicated to covering a wide range of topics central to the study of cell and molecular biology, genetics, and other life-science fields. Through innovative print articles, online stories, and multimedia features, the magazine explores the latest scientific discoveries, trends in research, innovative techniques, new technology, business, and careers. It is read by leading researchers in industry and academia who value penetrating analyses and broad perspectives on life-science topics both within and beyond their areas of expertise. Written by prominent scientists and professional journalists, articles in The Scientist are concise, accurate, accessible, and entertaining. For more information about The Scientist, visit www.the-scientist.com.
About the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem was founded in 1918 by visionaries including Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Martin Buber and Chaim Weizmann. Opened in 1925, the Hebrew University is located on three campuses in Jerusalem and a fourth in Rehovot. One of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, the Hebrew University serves more than 23,000 students from over 65 countries, and is consistently ranked among the top academic and research institutions worldwide. Forty percent of Israel’s civilian research emerges from the Hebrew University, which has been ranked 12th worldwide in biotechnology patent filings and commercial development. Faculty and alumni of the Hebrew University have won seven Nobel Prizes and a Fields Medal in the last decade. For more information visit www.huji.ac.il.