Kenyan institution of the higher learning University of Nairobi is ranked top in East Africa position eleven in the continent followed by Makerere University which was number 12 in the continent and 1,082 globally.
The latest Webometrics ranking of world universities has named University of Nairobi, Kenyatta, Egerton, Moi and Jomo Kenyatta as the best five public universities in Kenya.
Aside from being the best university in East Africa UoN attained position 1,018 globally, after it was ranked.
The Webometrics ranking focused on 11,995 universities across the world. Webometrics only measured the extent to which universities use the internet to spread, transfer and exchange knowledge.
UoN is followed by Kenyatta University (position 23 in Africa and 1,674 in the world), Egerton University (30 in Africa and 1,819 worldwide), Moi University (46 in Africa and 2,165 in the world) and Jomo Kenyatta (64 in Africa and 2,560 globally).
Harvard University is ranked as the best university in the world, followed by Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California Berkeley and University of Washington . In Africa, University of Cape Town is the best university after it was ranked number 275 in the world.