KANSANGA – Kampala International University (KIU) has been ranked the best private university in Uganda, in the fresh report by Webometrics.
Webometrics is a system for the World’s Universities based on the volume of the Web content and visibility and impact of their web publications.
KIU was ranked alongside other Universities in Uganda.
According to webometrics, Makerere University is still the number 1 public university in Uganda followed by Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Kyambogo and Gulu University respectively.
It has again been followed by Mbarara University of Science and technology in the 35th position, Kyambogo University in position 185, and Makerere University Business School in position 296.
The Vice Chancellor of Makerere University Prof Barnabas Nawange said he was pleased with the ranking.
“I am very happy to see that many other Ugandan universities are being ranked in the top 1000 universities in Africa via Webometrics. We aim to return to the top which we occupied sometime back,” reads Prof Nawangwe’s tweet.
Since 2004, the Ranking Web (Webometrics Ranking) is published twice a year and data is collected during the first weeks of January and July. It covers more than 27,000 higher education institutions worldwide.
“We intend to motivate both institutions and scholars to have a web presence that reflects accurately their activities. If the web performance of an institution is below the expected position according to their academic excellence, university authorities should reconsider their web, open access and transparency policy, promoting substantial increases of the volume and quality of their electronic publications,” read their objectives in part