The University of Nairobi has been ranked Number 1 in Kenya,11th in Africa and in the 501-600 category globally among the best universities by Times Higher Education (THE) in the just released World Universities Ranking 2022 report. This is a significant improvement from last year’s ranking, in which UoN emerged 601-800.
The ranking checks on parameters like Research, citation, teaching, Industry income and International Outlook. With a highest score on Citations at 96.7% , the University of Nairobi had a mean score of between 38-40%
Out of the 1,662 universities ranked globally, ten african universities emerged in the top 600 category. South Africa took the lion's share with six universities on the top 600 list, with Nigeria following with two institutions.
In East Africa, UoN was followed closely by Makerere University that was ranked between 601-800 category. Kenyatta University was recognized among the universities making effort but not yet ranked.