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UON Web Ranking

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

The University of Nairobi has ranked very highly in the just released Ranking Web of Universities-Webometrics. The University placed position 12 in Africa and 1,077 in the world, making the Institution one of the most highly ranked top 5% Universities in the world. The University has maintained a solid lead in East and Central Africa for the last 7 years. For the January 2022 edition, the ranking body reviewed about 31,000 Higher Education Institutions in over 200 countries across the globe.  Click HERE to see full list.

 The University ranked favourably in the 3 major indicators; Visibility, Transparency and Excellence. In the Visibility category; UoN placed position 6 in Africa and 1024 globally, this indicator accounts for 50% of the total weight rank and mainly focuses on the external networks linking to the Institutions web pages.  In the Transparency category, UoN is position 9 in Africa and 787 in the world. This indicator takes into account the most highly cited researchers in the institution and accounts for 10% of the total rank. The Excellence Indicator accounts for 40% of the rank, UoN is position 51 in Africa and 1689 in the world. The Excellence Indicator covers the top cited papers between 2016-2020.

The Ranking of web uses both the webometric (all missions) and Bibliometric (research missions) and has adopted an objective and scientific methodology to provide reliable, multidimensional and useful information about the Higher Education Institutions profiled. The purpose of this ranking is to promote open access to the knowledge generated by the selected Universities.


World University Rankings by Times Higher Education

World University Ranking - September 2021

The University of Nairobi was ranked Number 1 in Kenya,11th in Africa, and in the  501-600 category globally among the best universities by Times Higher Education (THE) in the just-released World Universities Ranking 2022 report. This significantly improved from last year’s ranking, in which UoN emerged 601-800.

Read more here.


Webometrics Ranking

July 2021 edition

The Webometrics ranking covers more than 31,000 institutions of higher learning across the globe.

This ranking places the University of Nairobi among the top 5% best universities in the world. The University of Nairobi ranked position 1 in Kenya, 1 in East Africa, 13 in the world, and 1,054 globally.

Related document: Webometrics Analysis of July 2021.


University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP)

Ranking 2021

URAP 2020-2021 World Ranking is based on six academic performance indicators.

The indicators include article, citation, full document, article impact total, and international collaboration. Since URAP is an academic performance-based ranking, publications constitute the basis of the ranking methodology. Both quality and quantity of publications and international research collaboration performance are used as indicators.

On this ranking, the University of Nairobi ranked position 1 in Kenya, position 1 in East Africa, and position 1,222 globally.


UniRank - 2021

The 2021 African University Ranking by uniRank, analyzed 200 recognized higher-education institutions in the continent against a set criterion.

The uniRank selection criteria considers chartered, licensed and/or accredited by the appropriate higher education-related organization in each country, universities offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees) and institutions delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format.

In this ranking, the University of Nairobi ranked position 1 in Kenya, 1 in East Africa, 9 in Africa, and 946 globally.