An-Najah Ranks first in Palestine in Webometrics Transparent Ranking 2020
Again, An-Najah National University wins advanced places in the second edition of the Webometrics Rankings (July 2020 version 10.1.1), which included top prominent international universities such as Harvard University, University of Oxford, Boston University, University of Manchester and University of Toronto among others.
The University was ranked first in Palestine, 19 in the Arab World and 1526 among 30000 world higher education institutions, and hence, classified among top 5% among world universities. The tenth edition of Webometrics Transparent Ranking, July 2020 version 10.1.1, was issued by the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) in Spain.
In this ranking, world universities were ranked by citations in top Google Scholar profiles as this version consists only of top entries (citations>1000). The ranking included 3800 academic institutions of which 12 were Palestinian. An-Najah was ranked first with 52720 citations holding the 1414 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.
In details, the University won 45 place in the world in the Presence indicator (Size (number of pages) of the main web domain of the institution, including all the subdomains that share the same (central/main) web domain) representing 5% of the total weighting. It also took 3281 place in Visibility indicator (Number of external networks (subnets) linking to the institution's webpages) representing 50% of the total weighting.
Also, it was in 1783 place in the world in the number of citations from top 110 authors, which represents 10% of the total weighting.
In addition, the university got 1405 place in Excellence (Scholar) indicator (Number of papers amongst the top 10% most cited in each one of the 26 disciplines of the full database) representing 35% of the total weighting.
The University was in top places in Palestine in three of the four indicators of the Webometrics Ranking, and achieved great progress in Transparency
(or Openness) and Excellence (or Scholar) indicators.
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.