The University of Nairobi has been ranked 6th in Africa and number 697 in the world in the just released Webometrics Ranking making it the top 3% of the best universities world wide out of 24,000 Universities.
The rankings confirm the scholarly competitive edge the University of Nairobi has steadily maintained in the world. Over the years, the University has established itself as a world class university committed to scholarly excellence.
The University moved 226 places from its previous ranking in July 2015, confirming its commitment to continuous improvement. Over the years, UoN has steadily risen in its performance in the Webometrics Ranking. In 2012, the University was ranked position 17, scooping position 12 in 2013, 9 in 2014 and 7 in 2015. The University‘s performance is the best result posted by any local university since the advent of web ranking in 2004.
The improved rankings come against the backdrop of the University of Nairobi being the largest, comprehensive teaching and research institution in Africa. Currently, the University’s student population stands at 84,000. Indeed, with 164 Professors, 264 Associate Professors and a research portfolio of KES 4 billion, the University of Nairobi is the incubation point of knowledge for scholars and students. The University has graduated over 180,000 graduands since inception in 1970.
This ranking is indeed a confi rmation that the University of Nairobi has been in the forefront offering quality and holistic education in the region for the past six decades fashioned on a foundation of unity and work (Unitate et Labore).