After losing the top spot to Moi University in the previous ranking, the University of Nairobi reclaimed its academic, research and online presence ranking leadership in the latest Webometrics ranking.
Webometrics world university ranking released this month indicate that universities from South Africa took the best five positions while Cairo University of Egypt was ranked sixth.
The University of Nairobi emerged position 874 in the world, 7th in Africa and 1st in Kenya. Additionally, the institution was ranked position four globally in presence, one of the ranking indicators.
Webometrics world university ranking is a ranking system for the world’s universities whose rankings are derived from a combined indicator that takes into account parameters such as; web presence, visibility, transparency (openness) and (Scholar) excellence. It provides web indicators for more than 12,000 universities worldwide.
Egerton University climbed one position to rank second in Kenya, 23rd in Africa and position 1686 in the world.
Kenyatta University shed one position to rank third in Kenya, 24th in Africa and 1707th in the world.
However, Moi University dropped three positions to rank fourth in Kenya, 28th in Africa and 1855th in the global ranks.
No other Kenyan university made it to top 100 in Africa save for JKUAT which was ranked fifth in Kenya, and position 61 and 2929 in Africa and the world respectively.
Other universities that made it to the top 10 positions in Kenya include Maseno University and Strathmore University in position 6 and 7 respectively.
South Eastern Kenya University, Catholic University of East Africa, and Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology were ranked position 8,9 and 10 respectively in Kenya according to the latest rankings.