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An-Najah National University was ranked the 1st Palestinian university ‎and 46th ‎in the Arab World according to QS University Rankings for the year 2020, released  on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 ‎by global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds.‎

QS ranked 1000 universities from 82 different locations, surveyed 94,000 academics and 44,000 hiring managers and analyzed 11.8 million research papers and 100 million citations. Universities are measured on academic standing, graduate employability, student/staff ratio, research impact, and internationalization.

On this occasion, Professor Maher Natsheh, President of An-Najah held a press conference on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 to talk about An-Najah academic progress during the year.

He also expressed his pride of the new ranking and gave credit for it to the university’s ‎hard working staff for their consistent efforts to develop scientific research and ‎higher education and wished the university to achieve more academic progress.


QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The QS system comprises the global overall and subject rankings (which name the world's top universities for the study of 46 different subjects and five composite faculty areas), alongside five independent regional tables (Asia, Latin America, Emerging Europe and Central Asia, the Arab Region and BRICS). It is the only international ranking to have received International Ranking Expert Group (IREG) approval and is viewed as one of the most widely read of its kind, along with Academic Ranking of World Universities and Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The ranking indicators are academic peer review, faculty/student ratio, citations per faculty, employer reputation and international student ratio.

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