The University of Nairobi (UoN) has been ranked position 201 in the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2017.
UoN is among the top 300 institutions in the 50 countries included in these rankings and is the only institution from the East African region.
“It is no easy task to appear in the 2017 BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings, which use the same 13 rigorous and demanding performance indicators as the overall World University Rankings. Institutions must demonstrate high standards of performance across teaching, research, international outlook and knowledge transfer and compete with other leading research universities across 50 emerging economy countries. We only rank the very best universities from this cohort so to make the top 300 list is a great achievement in itself and the University of Nairobi should be heartily congratulated,” said Phil Baty, the Editor, THE World University Rankings.
The ranking uses the same 13 rigorous performance indicators as the THE World University Rankings, examining each university's strengths against all of its core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. But the methodology has been carefully recalibrated to better reflect the characteristics and development priorities of universities in developing economies. More weight is given, for example, to a university's industry links and international outlook.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi said that the University’s performance in the rankings is a confirmation of the focused strategic efforts by staff and students. While congratulating the University Community, he emphasized the importance of strengthening the teaching, research, knowledge transfer and industry partnerships towards achieving a world class status.
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