An-Najah National University Ranked 1st in Palestine and 37th in the Arab World According to QS University Rankings 2021
An-Najah National University was ranked the 1st Palestinian university and 37th in the Arab World among 50 Arab universities according to QS University Rankings for the year 2021. This was released on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 by global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds, which makes An-Najah among the top 24% universities in the Arab World for the year 2021.
The University improved its ranking by 9 positions since last year’s rankings. On this occasion, Prof. Maher Natsheh, President of An-Najah held a press conference on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 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.
Prof. Natsheh pointed out that the University is recognized globally through the international university rankings such as Sclmago Institution Ranking, and THE University Impact Rankings. These rankings assess the academic and research performance, innovation outputs, graduate employability, teaching commitment, research quality, publishing researches in scientific journals, and other criteria through international standards.
“The university received prominent rankings in recent years that are recognized internationally for An-Najah advancement in scientific and educational performance.” Prof. Natsheh said.
It is worth mentioning that the University was ranked First in Palestine and 20th in the Arab Region According to Webometrics Ranking 2020, and it was ranked among the best 300 universities in THE University Impact Rankings 2020.
Dr. Nidal Dweikat, Vice President for Planning, Development and Quality Assurance at the University congratulated An-Najah's students and staff and students for this distinguished achievement, and talked about the classification criteria.
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.