The year 2015 has brought good tidings to Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology with an improvement of 202 positions in the January world ranking of universities by Webometrics. JKUAT equally retained its third place in Kenya after University of Nairobi and Kenyatta University, having been placed 44 in Africa. The University which was ranked 2624 worldwide made strong showing in three of the four indicators used to rank the institutions.
In the presence indicator which gauges the amount of rich content on websites, JKUAT improved by 1588 positions from July 2014 rankings to be placed 2105. The University equally did not disappoint in the excellence indicator having jumped eight positions to be placed 2564 globally. This means the number of JKUAT Scientific output in the top 10% most cited journals in the world has increased substantially. The University website is also becoming more open with more downloads registered after July 2014 ranking.
The improvement in global ranking of JKUAT is a result of the concerted effort by the University to ensure the platform is dynamic, informative, interactive and relevant. Internally, various departments have been battling on online visibility with quarterly rankings.