TU-K ranked 6th in Kenya, 147 in Africa!
The Technical University of Kenya has made it to the top 6 universities in Kenya and number 147 in Africa.
According to the latest Webometrics World University Ranking that was compiled in December 2020, TU-K emerged 6th falling closely behind top public universities. This was the highest ranking the University has attained since it was first established as a University College in 2009 and later in 2013 when it was renamed The Technical University of Kenya and chartered as a fully-fledged university.
In the world, TU-K was ranked at number 3845 among more than 31,000 institutions of higher learning.
In the new ranking, there were only eight Kenyan universities that made it to the top 200 list in Africa. “We are glad that only the Big Five local universities are ahead of us. We are now striving to move to the top 100 in Africa the next ranking,” said the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Francis Aduol.
The primary objective of the ranking is to promote access to the knowledge generated by the university. In the latest ranking, only three indicators were used to determine individual performance of universities: Impact, openness and excellence.
TU-K’s performance is steadily ascending. In the previous ranking, TU-K bagged position 7 of the top ten universities nationally while in 2019 it was ranked number 12 nationally.
For the current ranking, the top ten universities nationally in descending order are: The University of Nairobi, Egerton University, Kenyatta University, Moi University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, The Technical University of Kenya, Maseno University, Strathmore University, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology and University of Embu.
The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaiones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain.