Makerere University Beats UoN, KU in Top 100 Ranking in Africa

  • In the 2023 Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, Makerere University in Uganda emerged ahead of reputable institutions in Kenya including the University of Nairobi.

    From the ranking, Makerere University was ranked at position 13 while the University of Nairobi followed at position 14 in Africa.

    Other Kenyan universities in the top 100 included Kenyatta University (54), Egerton University (73), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (78), and Moi University (79).

    University of Nairobi

    University of Nairobi


    The University of Cape Town in South Africa was ranked the top of the list.

    Globally, UoN was ranked at the 1064th position, KU was at position 2,047, Egerton University was at  2,334, JKUAT at 2,470, and Moi University at 2,470.

    From the ranking, South Africa and Egypt scooped the top 12 positions with Makerere Univerity at position 13.

    The Webometrics survey evaluated 11,993 universities worldwide based on their excellence, openness, and impact.

    Furthermore, one of the main objectives of the list was to promote academic web presence and support the Open Access initiatives for increasing the significant transfer of scientific and cultural knowledge generated by the universities to society.

    The United Kingdom and the United States dominated the top ten universities globally with the University of Toronto in Canada emerging at position 16.

    The research was conducted by Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain.

    “This ranking started in 2004 with the aim of offering full coverage of Higher Education institutions whatever the country or discipline involve,” the organisers stated.

    Left to right: University of Nairobi building, Kenyatta University gate and Egerton University gate.

    Left to right: University of Nairobi building, Kenyatta University gate and Egerton University gate.


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