The University of Nairobi emerged best in the region in Google Scholar citations and position 921 in the world, with a total number of 43,471 citations. The leading University in the world on Google scholar citations is Harvard University with 1,495,497 citations.
Webometrics ranking of Google Scholar citations is based on top 10 most cited scholars, with exclusion of the most citedscholar. More than 5,000 university researcher profiles were used in the top leading Google scholar citations ranking of 4,448 universities.
In 2016, Google scholar ranking for University of Nairobi publications stood at 966 in the world, while the digital repository was ranked 5th position in Africa.