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In a remarkable achievement, An-Najah National University researchers have emerged as leaders on the 2023 Stanford University's Top 2% Scientists List. Elsevier, in collaboration with Stanford University, unveiled this esteemed list on October 4, 2023, highlighting the outstanding contributions of An-Najah National University scholars.


Among the impressive rankings, Prof. Waleed Sweileh, Prof. Tamer Khatib, and Prof. Sa'ed Zyoud secured top positions on both the long-term and short-term lists. This accomplishment underscores the exceptional caliber of research emanating from An-Najah National University.

Stanford University's Top 2% Scientists List encompasses two distinct categories. The first is based on career-long data, while the second focuses on research performance in 2022.

The long-term list classifies researchers according to several criteria, including standardized citations, h-index, co-authorship-adjusted hm-index, citations in various authorship positions, and a composite indicator (c-score). This methodology stands out for its ability to provide a more nuanced and equitable evaluation compared to other methods solely reliant on the h-index or the sheer number of published papers. The long-term classification evaluates researchers over their entire careers.

Conversely, the short-term list applies the same criteria but over a one-year period, specifically 2022.

An-Najah University researchers dominated the long list in Palestine, with seven out of the fourteen researchers hailing from the University:

  • Prof. Waleed Sweileh
  • Prof. Tamer Khatib
  • Prof. Sa'ed Zyoud
  • Prof. Ansam Sawalha
  • Prof. Marwan Mahmoud
  • Prof. Ismail Warad
  • Prof. Samir Khudair

On the short list, An-Najah University researchers were equally impressive, occupying fifteen of the thirty-three spots:

  • Prof. Walid Sweileh
  • Prof. Sa'ed Zyoud
  • Prof. Tamer Khatib
  • Prof. Nidal Jaradat
  • Prof. Ismail Warad
  • Prof. Ramzi Shawahna
  • Dr. Samah Al-Jabi
  • Prof. Abdel Nasser Zaid
  • Prof. Ansam Sawalha
  • Prof. Yacoub Batta
  • Prof. Rawaa Al Ramahi
  • Dr. Amira Shaheen
  • Dr. Samer Mudalal
  • Dr. Muhammed Hawash
  • Prof. Samir Khudair

Professor Dr. Abdel Nasser Zaid, the University President, extended his heartfelt congratulations to the researchers, hailing their achievements as a testament to An-Najah University's growth in research prominence. He reaffirmed the University's unwavering support for scientific research and its commitment to providing resources and opportunities for researchers, recognizing that the advancement of nations is intrinsically linked to the pursuit of knowledge.

Meanwhile, Prof. Warad, Dean of Scientific Research, expressed his joy at the continued international success of An-Najah University researchers, emphasizing their accomplishments as a source of immense pride for both the institution and the nation. Their ability to elevate the reputation of their country and University in the global scientific research arena places them among the world's foremost researchers.


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