Every 6 month, Webometrics, regarded as the largest academic ranking of Higher Education Institutions, releases a new university ranking.
Various methodologies are used, but more emphasis is put on academics. For instance, the number and quality of publications by the university plays a key role.
In the latest ranking, University of Nairobi is once again the best in Kenya, coming at number 12 in Africa. Kenyatta University, the second best in Kenya, comes at position 19 in Africa.
Maseno university is position 3 in Kenya and 31 in Africa. A few years ago, Maseno was not even ranked in the top 100.
These 7 Kenyan universities appear in the top 100.
1. University of Nairobi (12)
2. Kenyatta University (19)
3. Maseno University (31)
4. JKUAT (50)
5. Strathmore (64)
6. Egerton University (80)
7. African Virtual University (96)
And the 10 best in Africa are:
2. University of Cape Town
3. University of Pretoria
4. University of the Witwatersrand
5. University of the Kwazulu Natal
6. University of South Africa
7. Rhodes University
8. University of the Western Cape
9. Makerere University
10. Cairo University