– Kenyatta and Egerton closed list of top three universities in Kenya at positions two and three respectively
– Strathmore emerged as the best private university in the country and the seventh best in overall ranking
– In East Africa, the University of Nairobi was followed by its seasonal rival Makerere University in Uganda
– In Africa, South African universities grabbed the top five positions with UoN being the only East African member in the top 10 list The University of Nairobi (UoN) has once again emerged as the best institution of higher learning in East Africa, beating the academic giant Makerere University of Uganda, according to the latest Webometrics ranking. Coming second was Kenyatta University, followed by Egerton, Moi, Jomo Kenyatta and Maseno at positions three, four, five and six respectively in the list of top six public universities in Kenya. Send ‘NEWS’ to 40227 to receive all the important breaking news as it happens
The Webometrics ranking seen by hivipunde on Thursday, January 31, showed Strathmore was named as the best private university in the country followed by Catholic University of Eastern Africa and United States International University respectively. Strathmore emerged position seven overall, beating Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) which came eighth.
In Africa, the UoN was ranked position nine and was the only university from the East African region that made it to the list of top 10 which was dominated by South African universities. Makerere University was at position 11, with the top five slots going to South Africa’s University of Cape Town, University of Witwatersrand, University of Pretoria, Stellenbosch University and University of Kwazulu Natal in that order.
Globally, Harvard University, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Oxford and the University of California Berkeley grabbed the top five slots in that order. Below is the list of the top 10 universities in Kenya going by the 2019 Webometrics ranking. In brackets are the universities’ positions in the world. 1. (990) University of Nairobi 2. (1596) Kenyatta University 3. (1881) Egerton University 4. (1951) Moi University 5. (2767) Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology 6. (4126) Maseno University 7. (4512) Strathmore University Nairobi 8. (5222) Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology 9. (5950) Catholic University of Eastern Africa 10. (6682) United States International University