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An-Najah National University has recently been ranked the 1st Palestinian university ‎and 21st in the Arab World according to the Webometrics report issued on February, ‎‎2019. This paved the way to the University to achieve progress in this ranking which ‎evaluates almost 26 thousand world universities.‎

On the international level, the University improved its ranking by 20 positions ‎since last year’s rankings which makes it among top 7% in world universities.‎

On this occasion, Professor Maher Natsheh, Acting President of An-Najah ‎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.‎


  • 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.‎
  • Webometrics is a ranking system for the world's universities based on a ‎composite indicator that takes into account both the volume of the Web contents ‎‎(number of web pages and files) and the visibility and impact of these web ‎publications according to the number of external inlinks (site citations) they ‎received.‎
  • 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.‎

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