The Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy was included in the 151-200 category in the Shanghai Ranking, which rates institutions of higher education around the world.
With the recent publication of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the Shanghai Ranking, the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy has received international recognition for its excellence in research and teaching and its academic innovation. The school was included in the cluster of places 151-200 among the world's leading faculties of political science.
This ranking places Reichman University in the same league as the top universities in the world, and certainly among the top universities in Israel. This achievement stands out even more in light of the fact that Reichman University is ranked fourth among Israeli universities, alongside the veteran institutions, whereas the School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy was established only two decades ago.
Prof. Assaf Moghadam, dean of the Lauder School, welcomed the recognition, saying, “This is a significant achievement, as the Shanghai Ranking is one of the three most prominent university rankings in the world. The index is based on research output, and I am very proud of our faculty’s accomplishments in research. Our high ranking is evidence of the school's status as an institution that is internationally recognized for academic excellence in the field.”
In addition, the Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology and the Sammy Ofer School of Communications were ranked among the leading schools in psychology and communications, in the cluster of places between 201-300.
The Shanghai Ranking is one of the most recognized and prestigious university rankings in the world. It has been published every year since 2003 and examines the level of thousands of academic institutions around the world. The ranking focuses on research quality, and assesses about fifty areas of research across the natural sciences, life sciences, engineering, and social sciences. The criteria on which the ranking is based are objective and include the number of winners of academic awards, the number of scientific articles published in leading journals, international research collaborations, and more.