The management of University of Rwanda is honoured to appreciate the improvement made through the year 2017 as it was revealed by ‘World Webometrics Ranking of World Universities’ report.
Since 2004, Ranking Web (or Webometrics Ranking) is published twice a year, in January and July ,covering more than 26,300 Higher Education Institutions worldwide, including 1520 best Universities in Africa.
On the African scene, UR comes among 100 best African Universities, emerging 96th, and improved 27 spots, coming from 123rd in July 2016
At the international level, UR is ranked 3499th, improving 408 spots from 3907th in July 2016.
it also emerged 10th in East African Community universities, only a spot forward from 11th on July 2016 rankings, while, in the Subsaharan region, UR took a step forward from 67th in July 2016 to 52nd this year.
According to The New Times, UR started to appear on the Ranking system for the first time since July 2014, coming 200th in Africa, while in January 2016, it was ranked 140th in Africa and 72nd in Subsaharan Africa.
In East Africa, University of Nairobi comes first and 8th in Africa, while Makelele University comes second and 11th in Africa.
Egerton University (Kenya)are third, Kenyatta University comes fourth, (Kenya) University of Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania) fifth , Mahimbili University of Health Sciences (Tanzania) comes sixth, Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania) 7th, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Kenya) are eighth and Mbarara University of Science and Technology (Uganda) who sit 9th on the rankings.
Prof. Nelson Ijumba, UR Vice Chancellor, in charge of Studies and research said the credit for the improvement goes to improved research conducted in this university while research is one of the criteria refered to by Web Ranking while ranking the Universities worldwide.