Webometrics ranking of electronic repositories has rated Mount Kenya University (MKU) second among Kenyan universities and the best among private universities in the country. MKU also has a campus in Rwanda, Somaliland and major towns in kenya
MKU was also ranked 22 in Africa and 1,013 globally while University of Nairobi was ranked best in Kenya, sixth on the continent and 245th in the world.
The latest Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, released mid-July, shows that MKU’s E-repository surged from position three to two, making it the top ranked private university in Kenya.
The MKU E-repository is a rich open access archive for collecting, preserving and disseminating digital materials of scholarly works.
The high ranking confirms MKU’s web policy is spot on and has succeeded in spurring the electronic publication of quality scholarly works available to audiences across the globe – at the click of a mouse.
University of Cape Town in South Africa tops the continent’s rankings and 85th globally while Harvard University tops the ranking globally. All first six universities are based in the United States of America, followed by the UK’s Oxford University at 7th position among over 12,000 universities ranked.
University of Rwanda was ranked among the best in the country, 57th in Africa and 3557th globally.
MKU campus in Rwanda is one of the leading Institution in Science and Technology Education.
The ranking is conducted twice a year since 2004 by Cybermetrics Lab, a branch of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), based in Madrid, Spain.