The University of Nairobi was ranked position one in east africa during the recent webometric ranking. The criteria used during the recent ranking was impact, openness and Excellence. UoN was ranked 1218 in Impact, 756 in Openness and 1632 in Excellence.
The University of Nairobi also took position one in Kenya, 13 in Africa followed closely by Ugandas Makerere University at 14 and worldwide UoN took position 1054 out of 11,987 universities ranked.
In Africa the top 12 positions were taken by universities from South Africa and Egypt with South Africa taking up most of the positions.
Universities from United States of America took up the top five positions worldwide with Harvard University taking the lead.