The University of Nairobi has maintained its lead in the country and among other top institutions in Africa.
The university has been ranked Position 1 in the Country, 8 in Africa and 775 out of the 24,000 Institutions ranked globally in the just released webometrics ranking.
The webometrics ranking uses the parameters Presence, Openness, Impact and excellence. The University was ranked position 11 in Presence, 785 in Impact, 910 in openness and 1513 in excellence.
According to the Webometrics website, Presence is the number of pages of the main web domain of the institution. Visibility or impact is the number of external networks originating backlinks to the institutions WebPages. Transparency or openness is the number of citations from top authors in an institution; this is done using Google Scholar Citations. Excellence is the number of papers amongst the top 10% most cited in 26 disciplines.
Webometrics ranking results are released twice in a year, in January and July. UoN has maintained its position in Kenya and in Africa; however, it dropped globally from position 728 to 775 from the last results.