February 8, 2018 | Five Israeli universities — Tel Aviv University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, the University of Haifa, and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev — ranked in the top 200 of the 350 institutions published in the Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2018 this week. The 6th annual Asia University Rankings 2018 published by Times Higher Education weekly magazine ranks the top 350 institutions from 25 countries/regions based on the same criteria as the World University Rankings, but “recalibrated to reflect the attributes of Asia’s institutions,” Times Higher Education said. Tel Aviv University was the highest-ranked Israeli higher education institution, taking the 25th spot in the rankings, but slipping three spots from last year’s rankings. Hebrew University took the 27th spot, while Technion ranked 41st. The University of Haifa took the 100th place and the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheba was in the 104th spot. The rankings for these institutions are based on 13 performance indicators across areas that include teaching, research, international outlook and more. The National University of Singapore took the #1 spot for the third year in a row. China’s Tsinghua University and Peking University — both institutions that collaborate with Tel Aviv University — came in 2nd and 3rd place behind the University of Singapore.