The Weizmann Institute of Science has ranked 10th in an international research study by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) of Leiden University, the Netherlands. The Israeli public research university in Rehovot is the only one of the top 10 research institutes that is outside the US.
The CWTS Leiden Ranking is based on numeric indicators including publishing statistics for the scientists of the various universities and citation data for these papers.
The ranking looked at scientific papers from 2006-2015.
According to the survey, 19 percent of the research papers published by Weizmann Institute scientists are ranked in the top 10% of scientific papers for impact; 21.4% of papers by Weizmann Institute scientists in the life sciences and medicine are ranked in the top 10% for impact; 2.4% 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.
The report also shows that publications of Weizmann Institute scientists were cited 27,859 times from 2006-2015.
The institute’s first ranking a decade ago was 19th place.