The Weizmann Institute of Science has been ranked the second best scientific institutions outside the US in which to work by "The Scientist" ranking of "Best Places to Work: Academia - Top 10 International Academic Institutions for 2010", for the second consecutive year, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is ranked fifth.
This was the third time that the Weizmann Institute was ranked second, and it has been ranked in first place twice.
The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, was ranked in first place this year, and the University of Dundee was ranked third. In "The Scientist's" 2010 rankings of US academic institutions, Princeton University was in first place, followed by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
According to "The Scientist", the Weizmann Institute has 100 full-time life science researchers, a government budget of $4 million, and 11,873 published papers in the life sciences, with an average of 15.29 citations per paper.
The rankings are based on a survey of 2,350 readers.
The Weizmann Institute said in a press release that it is home to 2,600 scientists, students, technicians, and supporting staff. Research topics include new ways of fighting diseases and hunger, examining leading questions in mathematics and computer science, probing the physics of matter and universe, creating novel materials, and developing new strategies for protecting the environment.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on June 30, 2010
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