Each year, Webmometrics, the largest web academic ranking of Higher Education Institutions, does the global ranking twice, based on criteria such as the number of Citations, presence, visibility and Excellence. University ranking continues to remain the common means of informing the public about the relevance and value for investment in Education. In a bid to internationalise the programs in its member universities, while remaining locally relevant, RUFORUM has facilitated the implementation of innovative approaches to learning and research such as community engagement, community- based research and e-learning. The 2018 January Edition of university ranking has 29 RUFORUM member Universities, up from 20 in the January 2017 edition, ranked among top 100 African Universities according to the recently released 2018 Webometric World Universities Rankings.
According to these rankings, the 29 RUFORUM member Universities that ranked among the top 100 African universities that made the list of 5000 top universities worldwide in 2017 have maintained this prominence in 2018 as they continue to be featured among the top 100 African universities. Whereas South African Universities continue to dominate, with University of Cape Town maintaining its top position on the Continent, there has been an improvement in ranking of a couple of East African Universities including University of Nairobi from 8th position and Makerere University which maintained its position of 11th position.
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