Al-Quds University Achieves 5 Star Rating in QS World University Rankings

Al-Quds University has been awarded a 5 star rating by the Quality Standards (QS) World University rankings, becoming the first Palestinian university to achieve this milestone. 

In celebration of this achievement, the Munib and Angela Masri Foundation held a ceremony hosted by the University’s President, Dr Imad Abu Kishek and attended by staff, dignitaries, and representatives of other Palestinian educational institutions. Several government ministers attended including Dr Mahmoud Abu Moise, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr Mai Kaila, Minister of Health and Dr Mohammed Al- Shalada, Minister of Justice. 

The QS 5 star rating was based on Al-Quds university’s outstanding performance in various categories including research and teaching, employability, internationalization, academic development, facilities, online learning, innovation, arts and culture, inclusivity, social responsibility, environmental impact and specialization standards. 

Speaking at the event, Dr Mahmoud Abu Moise, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, congratulated Al Quds and its President for its excellence and success. He continued by underlining the significant quantitative and qualitative research advancements of Palestinian higher education institutions in the areas of epidemiology, climate change, astronomy and artificial intelligence. 

Founder of the Masri Foundation, Munib R Masri, praised Al-Quds University, its staff and President for the significant development it has achieved. Mr Masri emphasized the importance of the efficiency and advancement of Palestinian universities and the need to support them to continue to be beacons of knowledge contributing to the development of Palestinian society. 

Speaking on behalf of Al-Quds university, Dr Imad Kishek thanked the Masri Foundation for their support and confirmed that the QS ranking will enhance the position and opportunities for Al Quds university graduates in both local and international job markets. 

The Munib & Angela Masri Foundation (MAF or Masri Foundation) is an independent, non-profit organization instrumental in the creation and support of many important educational institutions including the Munib and Angela Masri Institute of Energy and Natural Resources at the American University of Beirut, the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin and the Al-Quds Academy for Scientific Research in Jerusalem. Elsewhere in Palestine, MAF has funded the construction of several important institutions including the Munib R Masri Center for Innovation and Excellence at the Palestine Polytechnic University, the Munib R Masri Scientific Research complex at the Islamic University of Gaza, the Engineering Faculty at Al Najah University and the Information Technology faculty and Center for Innovation and Excellence at Birzeit University. The Masri Foundation also supports local projects in the Arab world, including the rebuilding of schools in Yemen.