Kampala 12 August 2019 Many Governments in Africa have put in place policies to widen access to University Education, and this has come with increasing pressure from university stakeholders and beneficiaries to demonstrate value for money invested in Higher Education. As a result, universities are consistently striving to do their best to visibly show their relevance to the public.

University ranking has for so long been controversial but has also remained the common means of informing the public about universities offering the ‘best’ education. To this end, The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) strives to build capacity of its member universities to deliver quality education through cutting edge research and Innovation, and academic mobility to enable them rank higher globally. According to the recently released 2019 Webometrics World Universities Rankings, Thirty nine (39) RUFORUM member Universities were ranked among the top 100 Universities in Africa.

 Webmometrics, the largest web academic ranking of Higher Education Institutions, does the global ranking twice every year. The ranking is informed by criteria which includes parameters such as; the number of Citations, presence, visibility and Excellence.

RUFORUM has facilitated  the  implementation  of  innovative approaches  to  learning  and research  such  as community engagement,  community-based  research and e-learning. The 2018 Edition of University ranking had 29 RUFORUM member Universities that ranked among the top 100 universities in Africa that made the list of 5000 top universities worldwide. This year 39 RUFORUM Member Universities are amongst the top 100 ranked universities in the continent. This year like the previous ones, universities in South Africa continue to dominate in Africa.

Downlaod the Complete Press Release to view the table highlighting RUFORUM member Universities among the top 100 in Africa for July 2019 Webometrics University ranking.

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