JKUAT Shines in Latest Webometrics Rankings

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has maintained its position as premier institution of training, research and innovation, according to the January 2024 Webometrics ratings.

JKUAT has been ranked second best university in Kenya, after the University of Nairobi, in the latest standings. The University has also jumped 304 positions to be placed number 2142 globally. In Africa, JKUAT is ranked 60th place out of the 2057 institutions that were included in the survey.

Also known as the ranking web, Webometrics is the largest survey of higher education institutions in the world. Currently, over 30,000 universities drawn from 200 countries and territories are considered in the rankings. Webometrics is published by Cyber Metrics Laboratory.

JKUAT’s impressive showing in the latest rankings are emblematic of the University’s strides in the key indicators used by Webometrics to rank universities namely, impact, openness and excellence. On impact which carries 50% of the evaluation weight, Webometrics checks the number of external networks linking back to an institution’s web pages.

The excellence indicator, weighted at 40%, looks at the number of papers amongst the top 10% most cited in each one of the all 27 disciplines in the Webometrics database. The final indicator on transparency, considers Google Scholar profiles of an institution’s researchers.

JKUAT’s research and academic strengths has seen the institution emerge as the most sought after university in Kenya by secondary school leavers. The University currently runs over 300 academic programmes in the five colleges; covering agriculture, technology, engineering, basic sciences, health sciences, and social sciences.

Webometrics rankings for January 2024 can be accessed through https://www.webometrics.info/en/Africa

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