The University of Nairobi (UoN) is still ranked as the best university in Kenya in latest Webometrics Ranking of World Universities.
Kenyatta University comes second in the ranking that has seen four private universities in Kenya make it to top ten.
Thika based, Mount Kenya University, has improved two positions in the latest ranking from number ten last year to number 8, out of the 67 universities that are ranked in the country.
In the list, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) is third and Egerton University and Moi University fourth and fifth respectively.
Strathmore University, African Virtual University and Mt Kenya University are sixth, seventh and eighth in that order while KCA is ranked 9th with Maseno closing the list of top ten.
UoN is the only university from East Africa region to make it to top ten premier institutions of higher learning in Africa, after it emerged number seven in the continent.
All the other universities other than Cairo University of Egypt, are South African.
Makerere University is the only one ranked closest to UoN in the region after it emerged number 13 in Africa.
UoN is also the only university from the East and Central Africa to make it to top 1,000 in the world with only seven universities from the continent making it to the list.
Internationally, UoN is ranked at number 855. Africa’s top university, Cape Town of South Africa is ranked at number 328 in the world.
The Ranking Web (Webometrics) is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain.
Since 2004, the Ranking Web (or Webometrics Ranking) is published twice a year (data is collected during the first weeks of January and July for being public at the end of both months), covering more than 20,000 Higher Education Institutions worldwide.
25,000 institutions of higher learning in the world were analysed in the survey of January 2015.