Nine Kenyan Universities Selected Among The Best In Africa

Nine Kenyan universities have been selected among the top 100 in Africa according to a survey released by global ranking engine UniRanks last week.

The University of Nairobi was ranked sixth in the continent followed by Kenyatta University (28), Strathmore University (42), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (49) and Mount Kenya University (51).

Others Kenyan universities in the top 100 slots in Africa include United States International University Africa which was ranked (65), Egerton University (81), Moi University (82) and Methodist University (97).

The rankings were based on research, knowledge transfer, international outlook and teaching among other performance indicators which also included accreditation by relevant higher education bodies in their respective countries.

In Kenya, University of Nairobi maintained its lead at position one followed by Kenyatta University, Strathmore University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and Mount Kenya University (MKU) dominating the first five slots in that order.

South Africa’s University of Cape Town clinched the top position, followed by compatriots from the same country; University of Witwatersrand, University of Pretoria and Stellenbosch University.

Globally, the University of Nairobi is ranked in position 924, while South Africa’s University of Cape Town takes position 236. United States’ Harvard University has remained at the top for six years consecutively.

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