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An-Najah National University has recently been ranked the 1st Palestinian university and the 23rd in the Arab World among 988 Arab Universities, which means that it is among the top 2% in the Arab World Universities according to the Webometrics report issued on July, 2017.

The university was also ranked 1898 among 25 thousand international universities, which means that it is among the top 7.5% universities in world.

An-Najah National University produced 160 research papers by Scopus during 2015 and 206 ones during 2016. Since the beginning of the year 2017, the university has produced 130 research papers which shows a great progress made in research production.

On this occasion, Professor Maher Natsheh, Acting President of An-Najah congratulated the university staff members and commended their role in promoting the university’s excellence on the local and international levels.

He added that the university encourages its researchers to conduct distinguished research through offering a number of awards such as An-Najah Research Award in Humanities and Natural Sciences.


Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, also known as Ranking Web of Universities, is published by the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) located in Madrid.

The aim of the Ranking is to improve the presence of the academic and research institutions on the Web and to promote the open access publication of scientific results. The ranking started in 2004 and is updated every January and July. Today it provides web indicators for more than 12,000 universities worldwide.

To see the ranking results, please visit the link:

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