The University of Nairobi Digital Repository has been ranked position 214 in a ranking that saw over 2300 universities analyzed globally.
According to the 20th edition of the rankings, the repository has been ranked 4th out of 74 other universities in Africa.
In Africa, University of Pretoria Repository was ranked best, followed by Stellenbosch University and the University of South Africa.
In Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and Mt. Kenya University were ranked positions second and third respectively globally.
According to the results, from a worldwide view, the UoN repository recorded excellent performance in the different parameters. It has emerged number 22 in the size parameter which looks at the total number of pages provided, including all the rich files, like those in pdf format. In the scholar and rich files parameters the University was ranked position 37 and 460 respectively.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi congratulated the University of Nairobi staff and students for the excellent performance in the ranking.
“The University’s performance in the competitive ranking of web repositories is a clear indication of the University’s academic and research growing portfolio,” he said.
The aim of this ranking is to support Open Access initiatives and therefore the free access to scientific publications in an electronic form and to other academic material. The web indicators are used here to measure the global visibility and impact of the scientific repositories.