Technion ties with MIT in 8th place for producing Nobel prizewinners

Times of Higher Education reveals top ten universities according the number of Nobel Prizes* awarded since 2000. Technion and The Max Planck Society in Germany are the only institutes outside the US to make the elite top ten list. Three Technion professors won Nobel Prizes within a decade – in 2004, Technion Profs. Aaron Ciechanover and Avram Hershko with their American colleague Prof. Irwin Rose were awarded jointly the Nobel Prize in chemistry “for the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation,” followed by a second Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2011 awarded to Technion Prof. Dan Shechtman, “for his discovery of quasicrystals, where atoms are ordered over long distances but not in the periodically repeating arrangement of traditional crystals.”

*Literature and peace prizewinners were excluded from the analysis.

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