Monday, July 27, 2020

The University of Nairobi is position 10 in Africa according to the just released July 2020 Webometrics Ranking.

The ranking web of universities places UoN at position 1 in the East African region and 956 in the world. In the four parameters considered in this ranking, the UoN is position 198 in the presence rank, 1075 in impact, 749 in the openness rank and 1602 in excellence. The Ranking Web or Webometrics is the largest academic ranking of higher education institutions.

In Africa, University of Cape Town is number one followed by University of the Witwatersrand and Stellenbosch University at position 3. Makerere University is ranked at number 12 while Kenyatta University is 28.

Harvard University, Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology were ranked position one, two and three respectively in the world ranking.

The information posted on the Webometrics website indicates that the July edition is built with the indicators obtained during the month in order to maintain the freshness of the data of the most current and updated Ranking of Universities.

The ranking which started in 2004 is in its 17th year of publication. The aim is to offer full coverage of higher education institutions and is currently ranking over 30,000 institutions from more than 200 countries.

The primary objective of the ranking is to promote Open Access to the knowledge generated by the university. The best strategy to improve in the ranking is to increase quantity and quality of the web content.

For more information visit the Webometrics website.