Makerere Rises Through Global Ranks


viagra 40mg geneva; font-size: small;”>At 11th position in Africa, try Makerere is still the best ranked University in Sub-Saharan Africa outside South Africa and the best in the region.

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there geneva; font-size: small;”>Regionally, the University of Nairobi is placed at the 14th position and the University of Dar es Salam at the 23rd position.

The development comes at a time when the University under Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba is allocating a huge chunk of resources to research innovations in science, engineering, health and technology.

A statement posted on the Webometrics website notes that the Cybermetrics Lab CSIC, Spain further adopted several key changes for the July ranking and considered new factors such as: Presence; The global volume of content published as indexed by Google, impact and the quality of contents measured by the link visibility data collected by Majestic SEO.

Other factors considered were openness, the global effort to set up institutional research repositories as measured by the academic search engine Google Scholar and the newest component excellence; and the academic papers published in high impact international journals, as provided by Scimago group.

The University registered a marked improvement in the “Presence” factor, rising from the 371st position in January 2012 to the 299th position in July 2012.

The improvement in presence is attributed to the continued increase in the volume of content as published on the 9 constituent colleges as well as the School of Law’s websites.

Commenting on the latest round of rankings Dr. Vincent Ssembatya, Director Quality Assurance, Makerere University said the various modifications in the structures and processes at Makerere University are set to make the university a strong peer among the best ranked in Africa.

“The movement to the very top positions is affected by finances, human resources and many other input factors. Most of these factors are steadily improving through various interventions at the university,” said Ssembatya.

He further noted that the previous sets of rankings have demonstrated a “steady state” situation when little movement is admissible, especially at the top of the rankings.

“We are happy for the university to be steadily regaining its glory as the Harvard of Africa,” He added.

In a report from SCIMAGO the largest research repository, Makerere University is the only Ugandan institution that is listed.

Makerere is ranked 12th in Africa in terms of her research generation and 5th in Africa, in terms of the impact of this research.


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