University of Nairobi ranked best Higher Learning Institution in East Africa

The doctorate graduates join the Chancellor shortly after conferment of the degrees
The University of Nairobi (UoN) has once again been ranked best university in East Arica according to the Webmetrics Ranking of World Universities 2018 edition. In Kenya, UoN was followed by Egerton University, Kenyatta University, Moi University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT) and Maseno University in that order
The ranking is based on research publications and citations for the last five years (2010 to 2014) as well as visibility on the internet.
 
In the ranking, the University of Nairobi recorded a Total Influence Factor of 42.81, a Research Publications and Citations score of 38.80 and an Internet/Web Presence of 4.01.
The University of Cape Town emerged position 1, while Cairo University and University of Pretoria took positions 2 and 3 respectively. Overall, a total 1,447 universities and higher education institutions in Africa were ranked.
In East Africa, Makerere University and Addis Ababa University took positions 2 and 3 respectively. 314 universities and higher education institutions in East Africa were ranked.
In Kenya, a total 67 universities and higher education institutions were ranked with Eerton University taking position 2, Kenyatta University taking position 3 and Moi University 4.
From the methodology used in the ranking, the Total Influence Factor (TIF) is the sum of Research Publication and Citation score plus the Internet/Web Presence score. In addition, the Research Publication and Citation (RSC) score is directly proportional to the number of publications and citations of a university or higher institution for 5 years. Journals Consortium utilizes the publications and citations scores available on Google Scholar. The Internet/Web Presence (IWP) is also directly proportional to the number of times the university or higher institution appears on the internet.
Launched in 2012, Journals Consortium’s mission is to evaluate universities and other higher education institutions and research journals based on their publications and citation, as well as to bring research articles to everyone’s reach.
The following is a list of the first 20 institutions in Africa:
Rank
Institution
Country
Total Influence Factor
1
University of Cape Town
South Africa
45.02
2
Cairo University
Egypt
43.43
3
University of Pretoria
South Africa
43.35
4
University of Nairobi
Kenya
42.81
5
University of South Africa
South Africa
42.32
6
University of the Witwatersrand
South Africa
42.2
7
Stellenbosch University
South Africa
42.16
8
University of Ibadan
Nigeria
41.22
9
University of Kwazulu Natal
South Africa
41.13
10
Ain Shams University
Egypt
40.54
11
University of Johannesburg
South Africa
40.05
12
Makerere University
Uganda
40.03
13
University of Nigeria
Nigeria
39.96
14
University of Ghana
Ghana
37.83
15
Addis Ababa University
Ethiopia
36.13
16
Rhodes University
South Africa
35.85
17
Alexandria University
Egypt
35.62
18
Ahmadu Bello University
Nigeria
35.57
19
University of the Western Cape
South Africa
34.82
20
University of Lagos
Nigeria
34.48
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