2018 Webometrics World Universities Rankings.

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Egerton University has been ranked at position 2 in Kenya and position 23 in Africa by the latest 2018 Webometrics World Universities Rankings.

 

In Kenya, University of Nairobi and Kenyatta University took position one and three respectively after recording an improvement in their overall web ranking.

 

Harvard University took first position in the world ranking, while South Africa’s University of Cape Town leads the ranking in Africa.

 

The Webometrics Ranking is the largest academic ranking of Higher Education Institutions in the world and uses 4 indicators (below) to conduct the rankings.

 

INDICATORS

DESCRIPTION

SOURCE

WEIGTH

PRESENCE

Size (number of pages) of the main webdomain of the institution. It includes all the subdomains
sharing the webdomain and all the file types including rich files like pdf documents

Google

5%

VISIBILITY

Number of external networks (subnets) originating backlinks to the institutions webpages
After normalization, the maximum value between the two sources is selected

Ahrefs
Majestic

50%

TRANSPARENCY
(or OPENNESS)

Number of citations from Top authors according to the source
But see Transparent Ranking for additional info

Google Scholar
Citations

10 %

EXCELLENCE
(or SCHOLAR)

Number of papers amongst the top 10% most cited in 26 disciplines

Scimago

35 %

 

 

For more information follow the links below:

 

www.webometrics.info/en/Africa/Kenya%20

http://www.webometrics.info/en/Africa