The University of Nairobi has taken the first position in East Africa in the latest Webometrics ranking of world universities. http://www.webometrics.info/en/world
UoN vice chancellor Peter Mbithi said the university is embarking on major reforms to improve quality of teaching that will see its rankings improve in future.
“We are keen at ensuring that we focus on research and training of our lecturers in different fields to ensure they transfer the best skills to students,” he said.
UoN is followed by Kenyatta University (position 17 in Africa and 1,596 in the world), Egerton University (21 in Africa and 1,881 worldwide), Moi University (22 in Africa and 1,951 in the world) and Jomo Kenyatta (39 in Africa and 2,767 globally).Maseno comes in sixth in Kenya and ranks position 81 in Africa and 4,126 in the world.
Worldwide University Ranking
Harvard University has been ranked as the best university in the world yet again. Stanford University came second, followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oxford University and University of California Berkeley.
In Africa, the top five universities all came from South Africa. University of Cape Town was ranked the best in Africa and 272 worldwide, followed by University of Witwatersrand, University of Pretoria, Stellenbosch University and University of Kwazulu Natal.
The Webometrics ranking focused on 11,995 universities across the world.