WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE 10TH IN THE WORLD FOR RESEARCH QUALITY
REHOVOT, ISRAEL—July 20, 2015—The Weizmann Institute of Science has been ranked 10th in an international research ranking. The ranking is conducted by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) of Leiden University, the Netherlands. The Weizmann Institute is the only one of the top 10 research institutes that is outside the U.S.
The CWTS Leiden Ranking is based on numeric indicators alone, rather than question-based surveys. These include publishing statistics for the scientists of the various universities and citation data for the papers – numbers that reflect the quality of the papers. These statistics are weighted according to the size of the research institute or university.
This rank reflects a significant rise in the quality of Weizmann Institute researchers in the last decade, 2006-2015. From the beginning of the decade, when the Weizmann Institute was merely a respectable 19th in the CWTS Leiden Ranking (after three non-American institutes), it has risen to 10th place.
- 19% of the research papers published by Weizmann Institute scientists are ranked in the top 10% of scientific papers for impact.
- 4% of papers by Weizmann Institute scientists in the life sciences and medicine are ranked in the top 10% for impact.
- 4% of the Institute’s scientific articles are ranked in the first percentile for highest scientific impact, and 64.7% were in the top half for the impact factor.
- Publications of Weizmann institute scientists were cited 27,859 times in the period of the survey, 2006-2015.
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The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, is one of the world’s top-ranking multidisciplinary research institutions. The Institute’s 3,800-strong scientific community engages in research addressing crucial problems in medicine and health, energy, technology, agriculture, and the environment. Outstanding young scientists from around the world pursue advanced degrees at the Weizmann Institute’s Feinberg Graduate School. The discoveries and theories of Weizmann Institute scientists have had a major impact on the wider scientific community, as well as on the quality of life of millions of people worldwide.