An-Najah National University Ranked 1st in Palestine According to Webometrics
An-Najah National University has recently been ranked the 1st Palestinian university according to Webometrics and 20th in the Arab World which means that it is among top 2% in Arab World universities.
The university was also ranked 1864 among 26 thousand international universities which means that it is among top 7% in world universities.
An-Najah produces annual research papers in different areas and encourages its researchers through offering a number of awards such as the An-Najah Research Award in Humanities and Natural Sciences.
During 2016, the university was ranked the 1st Palestinian university according to Green Metric, 7th in the Arab World and 117th in world universities.
The university was also ranked 1st in Palestine by U.S. News & World Report, a multi-platform publisher of news and information which publishes annual print and e-book versions of its authoritative rankings of Best Colleges, Best Graduate Schools and Best Hospitals.
In addition, the university established the Arabic for Non-Native Speakers Institute directed by Dr. Raed Abdulraheem.
Through the institute, An-Najah held the first Standardized Test of Arabic Proficiency in Speakers of other Languages in Greece, a biannual test that measures the student’s efficiency and skills in listening, reading, and writing using standard Arabic and concentrates on the academic part of the language more than other communication skills. It also helps in connecting the student to the current culture of the Arab world.
Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, also known as Ranking Web of Universities 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.