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UoN tops university survey

University of Nairobi has been ranked as the top university in Kenya in a survey done by Spanish research firm Webometrics.

Kenyatta University comes second with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology third.

Other public universities in the top ten slots are Egerton University, Moi University and Maseno University in that order.

Strathmore University has again been ranked as the best private university in Kenya. Edging out the old institutions like Day Star University, Catholic University of East Africa and Nazarene University.

African Virtual University and Mount Kenya University come second and third respectively in this category.


In the ranking, the Spanish firm Webometrics considered the volume of research undertaken by a university, its online visibility and the economic and job market relevance of the courses the institutions are offering.

In the online visibility element, Webometrics insist that web presence is the mirror of the university.

Globally, American universities were the top performers, scooping the first 14 top positions in the world with Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, University of California Berkley and Cornell University scooping the top five slots globally.

Top Ten universities in Kenya according to webometrics

1. University of Nairobi

2. Kenyatta University

3. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

4. Egerton University

5. Moi University

6. Strathmore University

7. African Virtual University

8. Mount Kenya University

9. KCA University

10. Maseno University.