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2019 University Ranking: UoN ranked best in East Africa, defeats Makerere

By Fay Ngina | Jan 31st 2019 | 1 min read

University of Nairobi (UoN) is the best institution for Higher Learning in East Africa according to the latest Webometrics ranking of world universities.

UoN was ranked number nine in Africa defeating Makerere University which was ranked eleven. UoN was also among top 1000 in the world after it was ranked 990 worldwide.

Public Universities

Among the Public Universities in Kenya, Kenyatta University came second in the country and position 1596 worldwide. Here is a list of the top Kenyan public Universities and their rankings worldwide. http://www.webometrics.info/en/Africa/Kenya%20

University Ranking in Kenya and Ranking Worldwide

University of Nairobi 1 (990)

Kenyatta University 2 (1596)

Egerton University 3 (1881)

Moi University 4 (1951)

JKUAT 5 (2767)

Maseno University 6 (4126)

Masinde Muliro University 8 (5222)

Catholic University 9 (5950)

Technical University of Kenya 12 (7602)


Private Universities

Strathmore University was ranked the top private university in Kenya and 4512 worldwide. United States International University came second and 6682 worldwide, Daystar University followed and was ranked 6940 worldwide and finally Mount Kenya University which was ranked 7811 worldwide.


Worldwide University Ranking

Harvard University has been ranked as the best university in the world yet again. Stanford University came second, followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oxford University and University of California Berkeley. http://www.webometrics.info/en/world

In Africa, the top five universities all came from South Africa. University of Cape Town was ranked the best in Africa and 272 worldwide, followed by University of Witwatersrand, University of Pretoria, Stellenbosch University and University of Kwazulu Natal. 

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