University 8th in Africa, 765 in World Webometrics Results

Date and time: 
Mon, 2016-08-01 11:30

University of Nairobi has maintained its exceptional rank, securing position 1 in East Africa, and position 8 among African Universities. In the world ranking, the University attained 765th position.

The Webometrics ranking assesses digital content shared by institutions of higher learning, as well as published work of researchers.

Webometrics also measures linkages between organizations through website backlinks and domains. The four parameters assessed in worldwide Webometrics ranking are: Excellence (publications in high impact journals, 20% weight), Impact (referring domains and website backlinks, 50%), Presence (number of institution's website pages, 15% weight), Openness (Number of PDFs, 15% weight).

The University moved more than 200 positions up, to attain position 59 in Openness parameter. This is attributed to the digital repository of the University which has 60,000 publications on journals articles, research papers, theses and dissertations.

In Webometrics results for January 2016, the University was position 278 in Openness parameter.

Additionally, the University has attained position 1,520 in Excellence and 546 in Impact parameters.

Google scholar ranking for University publications stands at 966 in the world, while the digital repository ranking is 5th position in Africa.

Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2017-08-01 11:42

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