ISRAEL - Universities Drop in Global Ranking

Arno Froese

Nine Israeli universities, led by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU), are featured in the 2023 edition of the Global 2000 list by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), which has just been released.

For the 12th year in a row, Harvard University is number one, while 96% of Chinese universities have risen, thanks to that country’s continued investment in higher education.

Israel is clearly struggling to compete against rivals worldwide, with the majority of Israeli universities slipping down. In the global top 2000, three Israeli universities improved from last year, while six dropped in the rankings.

Commenting on the national picture, Dr. Nadim Mahassen, the Ontario-based CWUR president, said: “While Israel is well represented in this year’s rankings, the country’s top institutions are under increasing pressure from well-funded universities from around the world. Funding to further promote the development and reputation of Israel’s higher education system is vital if the country aspires to be more competitive on the global stage.”, 15 May 2023

Arno's Commentary

The message is clear, and the list by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) is known to be quite accurate. However, we must take notice that Israel’s standing as a nation with under 10 million in population, is indeed remarkable.

The next item to consider is, after students have received their desired degree, what significance do they play when it comes to startup firms, particularly in the leading-edge sciences? There Israel shows impressive strength and consistency.

When analyzing this spiritually, we consult Scripture. Here the unconditional promise of God to Abraham and his descendants is decisive: “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed” (Genesis 12:3).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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