• April 19, 2024
  • Last Update April 19, 2024 7:23 AM
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Revealed: Kenyan Universities in Africa’s top 100 list

Education

By Peter Ochieng

A survey by EduRank has ranked 7 Kenyan Universities among the top 100 in Africa.
The ranking was done based on among others, research outputs.

“Top 100 universities in Africa ranked by EduRank based on research outputs, non-academic prominence, and alumni influence,” said EduRank in a statement.

“The rankings are determined by analysing 24.5M citations received by 2.16M academic publications made by 1,104 universities from Africa, the popularity of 3,700 recognized alumni, and the largest reference database available.”

University of Nairobi is the best ranked in Kenya, at position 8 in Africa.

Kenyatta University (38), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) (53), Strathmore University (68), Moi University (73), Mount Kenya University (81 and Egerton University (83) complete the list.

University of Nairobi, JKUAT, Moi, Kenyatta and Egerton are public, whie the rest are private universities.

The top 10 universities in Africa are: University of Cape Town, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Stellenbosch, University of Pretoria, Cairo University, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Makerere University, University of Nairobi, University of Johannesburg and University of South Africa.

EduRank.org is an independent metric-based ranking of 14,131 universities from 183 countries.

The organisation utilises the world’s largest scholarly papers database with 98,302,198 scientific publications and 2,149,512,106 citations to rank universities across 246 research topics.

In the overall rankings, they add non-academic prominence and alumni popularity indicators.

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