University of Nairobi, Main Campus
The University of Nairobi has joined the bigwigs by being among the top 20 leading universities in the number of content generated from its website in the Webometrics ranking January 2017 edition. The University emerged position 11 in the Presence parameter out of 19, 403 universities.
In Africa, the University of Nairobi led in top position as the best ranked African University in Presence parameter thus beating University of Pretoria, Stellenbosch University and University of Cape town. University of Pretoria was position 2 in Presence, while Stellenbosch University and University of Cape town were position 4 and 6 respectively.
This symbolizes great improvement for the University which remained leading among the East African Universities and retained its 8th position in Africa. Worldwide, the University of Nairobi emerged position 775.
Regionally, Pwani University (3rd position) and Kenyatta University (11th position) were among top-twenty African universities ranked on the Presence parameter.
Presence is among the four parameters used in the Webometrics ranking. The others include Excellence, Visibility and Transparency. The ranking weights for these parameters contribution to the overall Webometrics ranking position are: Visibility (50%), Excellence 30%), Presence (10%) and Transparency (10%).
Excellence is the number of papers amongst the top 10% most cited in 26 disciplines for the last five years (2010-2014). Transparency is the number of citations from top authors while Visibility is the total number of unique external links (backlinks) originating from external networks. Presence parameter represents the number of website pages that have been generated by an institution, including rich files like pdfs.