Top 10 Universities in East Africa

Top 10 Universities in East Africa: Looking for the best universities in East Africa? The latest report has ranked the 1326 universities in all parts of Africa and the best university in East Africa is University of Nairobi. There has been a major rise in competition among East Africa Universities. Arguably to many, the following universities are the best that East Africa has to offer

Top 10 Universities in East Africa

Position Name of University Country Position in Top Universities Africa
1 University of Nairobi Kenya 6
2 Makerere University Uganda 16
3 Kenyatta University Kenya 24
4 Addis Ababa University Ethiopia 29
5 University of Dar es Salam Tanzania 34
6 Strathmore University Kenya 39
7 University of Khartoum Sudan 50
8 United State International University Africa Kenya 58
9 Sudan University of Science and Technology Sudan 63
10 Jomo Kenyatta of Agriculture and Technology Kenya 65

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Based webometrics ranking, which looked at impact, openness and excellence rank of Universities across the globe,
the following were best university in East Africa

East Africa position University World Rank
1 Makerere University 1066
2 University of Nairobi 1076
3 Addis Ababa University 1295
4 University of Khartoum 1788
5 University of Dar Es Salam 1985
6 Kenyatta University 2064
7 Kampala International University 2118
8 Sudan University of Science and Technology 2152
9 Egerton University 2378
10 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology 2466

The ranking methodology used by Webometrics includes

Excellence rank– Considered the excellent publications i.e. the University publication on the scientific field. It should be notable that quality and not Quantity was used in the rank

Presence rank-The hosted a number of WebPages in the main domain including sub-domain was used to determine this ranking

Openness rank– In this indicator, the effort to start up institutional research is the methodology used. It takes into account the number of affluent files published to dedicated websites according to search engines

Impact rank– An effective referendum is used to evaluate the quality content, counting all the external links that the University web domain receives from the third party

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