uniRank has placed the University of Nairobi at position 7 in the 2020 African University Ranking. The ranking recognizes the most popular top 200 higher-education institutions in Africa.
Interestingly, the first 6 universities in the ranking are from South Africa led by the University of Pretoria. University of Cape Town and University of Witwatersrand are in position 2 and 3 respectively. In East Africa, Kenyatta University was ranked 16 followed by Makerere University at number 20.
uniRank’s selection criteria considers institutions that have been chartered, licensed and or accredited by the appropriate higher education-related organization in each country. In addition, they recognize universities that are offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees) and those that are delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face and non-distance education format.
The aim of the ranking is to provide a non-academic League Table of the top Universities in Africa based on valid, unbiased and non-influenceable web metrics provided by independent web intelligence sources rather than data submitted by the Universities themselves.