BZU breaks into QS World University Rankings

For the first time, Birzeit University has been listed in the 14th edition of the “QS World University Rankings 2018”. Chosen from among 26,000 universities worldwide, the University joined the top 3% of universities in the world, a list that included about 950 universities.

The Quacquarelli Symonds Rankings is an annual ranking of the best universities around the globe. Birzeit University is the only Palestinian university to enter the QS World University Ranking this year.

The University was among 32 other prominent Arab universities from 12 different countries. The universities were chosen among 500 other Arab universities.

Birzeit University President Abdellatif Abuhijleh expressed his pride in this unprecedented achievement. He said that this international recognition is shaped by the university’s combined efforts to push the boundaries of research and provide innovative educational opportunities.

“Despite the political barriers imposed by the Israeli occupation, and the fact that we are facing many obstacles due to our financial crisis, the university will never stop its efforts to towards academic excellence, develop new programs, and enhance its educational and research infrastructure”, Abuhijleh commented.

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