Weizmann Institute Scores as Best Research Spot Outside U.S.

Weizmann is the only Israeli research center on the magazine's list of the top 10 international academic institutions.

The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot is the best academic institution to work for outside the United States, according to the The Scientist. The New York-based monthly is a journal aimed at those who work in the life sciences.

Weizmann is the only Israeli research center on the magazine's list of the top 10 international academic institutions. Other countries represented on the list include Australia, Canada, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

Daniel Zeifman
Tali Mayer

Of all the non-U.S. institutions listed, Weizmann has the smallest number of full-time life science researchers - 108 - but the most scientific citations - an average of 30.47 per paper over the past decade. INRA, the French scientific institute for agricultural research that came in at No. 2, has an average of 14.24 citations in the same period, though it has more than 10 times the number of full-time researchers.