Palestine’s Birzeit ranked as one of world’s best

Birzeit was ranked in the top 2.7 per cent of universities worldwide, an improvement on last year’s ranking when it was listed among the top three three of higher education institutions. Birzeit was the only Palestinian university to be included in the rankings, which surveyed 26,000 universities from 85 different countries.
 
The rankings were published by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a British company specialising in collecting and analysing higher education data. QS graded the universities based on six metrics, including academic reputation, faculty-student ratio, employer reputation, citations per faculty, international student ratio and international faculty ratio.
 
“This recognition […] is a reflection of the efficiency, excellence and creativity of the Palestinians and our national universities. This distinctive accomplishment also highlights the academic history of Birzeit University and constitutes a success felt by the entire Palestinian nation.
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