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List of Top Best Universities: Latest Varsity Rankings by Webometrics

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List of Top Best Universities: Latest Varsity Rankings by Webometrics

The University of Nairobi has maintained its top position in the most recent Webometrics ranking.

Meanwhile, Mount Kenya University has experienced a significant improvement, moving from the 16th position last year to securing the 10th spot in the current list of the best universities in Kenya.

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This marks a notable achievement for the private institution, breaking into the top ten, traditionally dominated by public universities.

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Other universities in the top ten include:

  • Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology,
  • Kenyatta University,
  • Egerton University,
  • Moi University,
  • Maseno University,
  • Strathmore University,
  • Technical University of Kenya, and
  • Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology.

“The ranking reflects the university’s dedication to enhancing teaching and learning, research, and innovations,” stated Prof Deogratius Jaganyi, the vice chancellor of the University of Nairobi.

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The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities is conducted by the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group affiliated with the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas in Spain.

The ranking considers the quality of education offered by universities and takes into account research output, including both formal and informal scholarly communication.

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Notably, diploma mills and questionable institutions are excluded from the rankings. In the African context, South African and Egyptian universities dominate, with the University of Nairobi securing the 15th position.

In the global arena, American universities dominate the top ten, with only one British institution, the University of Oxford, making the list.

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The universities at the pinnacle include Harvard University, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Oxford, University of Michigan, University of California Berkeley, Cornell University, University of Washington, Columbia University New York, and University of Pennsylvania.

Simon Gicharu, the founder of Mount Kenya University, attributed the institution’s success to investments in research, such as the Centre for Malaria laboratory, and emphasized the impact of training and research on the community.

The ranking parameters consider factors like impact or visibility, transparency, and excellence or scholar rank.

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List of Top Best Universities: Latest Varsity Rankings by Webometrics

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