Five top Kenyan universities; University of Nairobi, Egerton University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Moi University and Kenyatta University have made it to this year’s list of the world’s leading 2,500 institutions of higher learning.
This figure is a slight improvement as four Kenyan universities were on the list compiled by the University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) in their previous edition covering the 2017-2018 period. Joining the list of Kenyan universities in the latest ranking is Egerton University at position 1,794 globally and at 64th in Africa.
University of Nairobi (UoN) which is the highest ranked Kenyan university at position 1,317 globally and number 39 in Africa. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) retains its ranking as the third best varsity in Kenya, ranking 2,248th in the world and 94th in Africa. Moi University drops from being ranked second in Kenya to fourth being number 2,269 in the world and 95th in Africa and Kenyatta University has dropped down one place to fifth place at 2,354 globally and 104th on the continent.
All Kenyan Universities dropped in their ranking as per last year, with UoN dropping 53 places globally, JKUAT falling 35 spots, Moi a massive 263 positions and KU falling 72 places.
A total of 111 African universities (from 21 countries) made the list, compared to the 955 Asian universities representing 30 countries, 817 European institutions from 37 European countries, 440 from North America, 129 from South America from 10 countries and 47 from Oceania representing three countries.