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An-Najah National University was ranked first in Palestine according to The Times Higher Education Arab University Rankings 2021 and the July edition (2021.2.0) Webometrics Ranking.


The New Arab University Rankings 2021 reveal the strength of higher education across the Arab region. The methodology is based on the same framework as the World University Rankings, but some adjustments have been made and some new metrics have been included to reflect the features and missions of universities in the Middle East and North Africa.

The new Arab University Ranking includes 125 universities across 14 countries focuses on priorities and missions of universities across the Arab world.

Furthermore, on Monday, July 28th, 2021, the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) in Spain announced the results of 2021 second edition (The July edition (2021.1.0) Webometrics Ranking for 30000 universities and educational institutes around the world.

The results showed that An-Najah University is still ranked the 1st Palestinian university.

The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, also known as Ranking Web of Universities, is a ranking system for the world's universities based on a composite indicator that takes into account both the visibility, impact of these web publications according to the number of external inlinks (site citations) they received, the transparency, and excellence. The ranking 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.

On this occasion, An-Najah University President, Prof. Maher Natsheh pointed out that he is very proud of these results, referring that the University always ‎aspires to maintain its academic progress and distinction among ‎Palestinian and Arab universities, especially with regards to world ‎rankings. ‎

He also paid tribute to the efforts made by the researchers and staff of ‎An-Najah, who worked hard to achieve this success.


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