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An-Najah National University has been ranked 1st in Palestine, 9th ‎in the Arab World and among the best 200-300 Universities in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, which assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This comes after the announcement of the ranking results on Wednesday March 21, 2021.


The 2021 Impact Rankings is the third edition and the overall ranking included 1,115 universities from 94 countries/regions. The University has been ranked in the top 20 percent of institutions worldwide.

The SDGs where the University was judged to have the most impact were:

  • SDG 4: Quality education
  • SDG 2: Zero hunger
  • SDG 10: Reduced inequalities

"An-Najah University has a clear and bold ambition to address the greatest challenges of our time through the University's partnerships, research, teaching, operations, ‎community participation, and knowledge transfer‎.  This commitment includes embedding delivery of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the heart of our institutional strategy.  Therefore, we are very happy to see this commitment reflected in our ranking in the top tier of the THE Impact Awards for 2021.  We will continue to grow our momentum and partnerships to deliver positive change for our society and the environment, locally and globally." Prof Maher Natsheh, President of the University said.

The University submitted evidence on all 17 SDGs in 2020. More comprehensive results ‎are available on THE website.


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