The University of Nairobi is the best in Kenya, according to the just-released ranking of world universities by Webometrics. The site ranked UoN 7th in Africa and 855 in the world.
In East Africa, UoN beat Uganda’s Makerere University (position 13), the University of Dar es Salaam (37), Kenyatta University (38) and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (44).
The performance is the best result posted by any local university since the advent of web ranking in 2004. Among private institutions, Mt Kenya University improved from last year’s position 10 to 8. This means MKU is the third best private university in Kenya after Strathmore and Africa Virtual University.
“Our concerted efforts at improving access to e-learning and sharing information through electronic formats are continuously bearing fruit,” said MKU vice chancellor Stanley Waudo. “This impressive ranking accentuates our other successes on the ICT front.”
Two previous rankings placed the university at positions 12 and 20 nationally and fourth among private universities. KCA University and Maseno close the top 10 rankings.