UoN Ranked Among the top 10 Best Universities in Africa
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Fri, 2018-01-26 14:44

The University of Nairobi has been ranked position 7 in Africa in the January 2018 edition webometrics.

This automatically translates to the lead institution in Kenya and East Africa. The University was ranked 874 globally.

Following closely is Makerere University which was ranked position 11 followed by Egerton University, 23 and Kenyatta University, 24 in Africa.

In the parameters used to achieve the ranking, University of Nairobi’s Presence was ranked position 4, Impact 726, Openness 985 and excellence 1535 globally.  The University has recorded an improvement in presence and impact parameters from the January 2017 edition. In Presence the University moved from position 11 to 4, Impact from position 785 to 726.

According to webometrics, 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 according to the source, Excellence is the number of papers amongst the top 10% most cited among 26 disciplines data for five year period.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi has commended the University staff for their hardwork as the institution is committed to its vision of ‘a world class university committed to scholarly excellence.’

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Thu, 2019-01-31 14:44