South Eastern Kenya University Ranking, South Eastern Kenya University has maintained its top position in webometric ranking. For the second year running, SEKU beat notable giants to take position eight overall in Kenya .SEKU is ranked behind Moi University in position one, Egerton University in position two and KU in number three. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology is placed fourth followed in the fifth, sixth and seventh positions by Maseno University, Strathmore University and Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology respectively.
Africa-wide, SEKU took an impressive position 94, in the Sub-Saharan Africa category which features 933 universities and tertiary colleges. South Africa’s University of Capetown tops the table in this group.
In a circular announcing the latest ranking, SEKU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Geoffrey Muluvi thanked staff for remaining steadfast in the effort to keep the University in the global arena as a centre of excellence in teaching research and innovation.
The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities is a ranking system for universities based on a composite indicator that takes into account both the volume of the web contents and the visibility and impact of these web publications according to the number of external inlinks (site citations) they received. The aim of the ranking is to improve the presence of the academic and research institutions on the web and to promote the open access publication of scientific results. The ranking started in 2004 and is updated every January and July. Today it provides web indicators for over 12,000 universities worldwide.
SEKU has maintained an upward trend in the last three years rising, from position 37 to 12 in July 2016. In January 2017 the University clinched position 10, and moved to position eight in the July ranking, a position it has retained in the just released results.