An-Najah Ranks First in Palestine in Webometrics Transparent Ranking 2021
An-Najah National University was ranked first in Palestine according to the twelve edition of Webometrics Transparent Ranking: Top Universities by Citations in Top Google Scholar profiles, July 2021 version 10.1.1, which was issued by the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) in Spain.
In this ranking, world universities such as Harvard University, University of Oxford, Boston University, University of Manchester and University of Toronto among others were ranked by citations in top Google Scholar profiles as this version consists only of top entries (citations>1000). The ranking included 4200 academic institutions of which 12 were Palestinian. An-Najah was ranked first with 64855 citations holding the 1443 position in the world. It is worth mentioning that the University has always been ranked top Palestinian university in this Webometrics Ranking.
On this occasion, An-Najah University President, Prof. Maher Natsheh thanked the Chair of the University Board of Trustees, Mr. Sabih Al-Masri, the Board's Vice Chair, Prof. Rami Hamdallah and the Board's members for their consistent support to achieve this success.
For 12 years, An-Najah administration worked on promoting the University's academic status; therefore, formed specialized teams to follow up on world rankings. One team was responsible for creating high quality website content, whereas other teams were responsible for Times Higher Education Ranking and QS Ranking.
Prof. Natsheh mentioned that An-Najah is one of the largest academic institutions in Palestine and the Arab World offering scientific, humanities and medical specializations.
He was very proud of this result, 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.