Birzeit University at forefront of local universities at “Google Scholar” ranking

Based on the Google Scholar citation data issued in the current edition (December 2017) by Webometrics; Birzeit University came in first among nine Palestinian universities that entered the ranking list of this year, and the twenty- ninth among Arab Universities. Globally, the university has been ranked 1598 among more than five thousand world universities included in the list.

Birzeit University has retained its position, coming in first among Palestinian Universities for the fourth time in a row.

Google Scholar citation data counts the number of citations to researchers’ articles who have accounts on the Google Scholar online platform. Citations are considered an important factor, which reflects the quality and effectiveness of scientific publications.

According to the ranking website, the universities were listed based on the total number of citations for the first ten professors in each university, while excluding the first profile of each university to improve institutional representativeness. Birzeit has scored 23979 citations, while the next local university scored 17433 citations and as a result was ranked 1900 among world universities. 

This ranking will be used as one of the four parameters of the upcoming edition of Webometrics ranking.

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