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Makerere University ranked fourth in Africa

By Vision Reporter

Added 3rd August 2013 03:23 PM

Makerere stormed into the top-five tier of universities in Africa after beating competition from four South African universities to make it to number four in just seven months, according to ranking released by Webometrics, an organisation that monitors university performance worldwide.

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Makerere stormed into the top-five tier of universities in Africa after beating competition from four South African universities to make it to number four in just seven months, according to ranking released by Webometrics, an organisation that monitors university performance worldwide.

By Innocent Anguyo and Carol Kasujja

Makerere University’s has leaped from the ninth to the fourth highest ranked institution of higher learning in Africa.

Makerere stormed into the top-five tier of universities in Africa after beating competition from four South African universities to make it to number four in just seven months, according to ranking released by Webometrics, an organisation that monitors university performance worldwide.

Globally, Makerere was ranked 696 out of over 21,000 universities.  Makerere leapfrogged the University of the Witwatersrand, University of Pretoria, University of Western Cape, Rhodes University and the University of South Africa to move from its ninth position to the fourth.

Out of over 30 universities in Uganda, Makerere is the only one that made it to the top 50 in Africa this year.  Gulu University came at 79, MUBS at 122, Mbarara University of Science and Technology garnered number 134.

Meanwhile, Mountains of the moon was ranked 173rd, Uganda Christian University came at 179th, Kampala International University was 250th, Kyambogo ranked 330th, Busitema came 357th, Uganda Marty’s 377th and IUIU was in the 378 position.

In the past, Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi and Uganda Christian University had made it to the top 50.

 
Webometrics does the ranking twice a year according to the number of times a new article appears on the Internet about research done at the institution.

This is considered an indicator of the impact and prestige of the university and its commitment to disseminating research outcomes. When the rankings were first published in 2004, Makerere was 18th position. It slipped to 23rd in 2005, 24th in 2006 and 54th in 2007.
 

Makerere University ranked fourth in Africa

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