The webometrics rankings is an independent and scientific exercise and is published twice yearly (January and July) by the Cyber metrics Lab. Webometric ranking measures visibility, impact, and activity (presence, openness and excellence) of University and College webpages with special emphasis on scientific output.
The main objective of the ranking is to promote open access to the knowledge generated by the University. The best strategy to improve our ranking is to increase quantity and quality of our web contents. Webometrics uses link analysis, to perform comprehensive, deep evaluation of the University global performance, taking into account its activities and outputs and their relevance and impact.
The following table describes the current webometric ranking methodology and key indicators:
Webometrics Indicator Ranking
|Web contents Impact
|-Number of external networks (subnets) linking to the institution’s webpages (normalized and then the maximum value is chosen)
|Ahrefs and Majestic
|Top cited researchers
|-Number of citations from Top 210 authors (excl. top 20 outliers)
|Google Scholar Profiles
|Top cited papers
|-Number of papers amongst the top 10% most cited in each one of the all 27 disciplines of the full database. -Data for the five-year period: 2016-2020
Murang’a University has been ranked at position 11 in Kenya on the current JULY 2022 webometrics report. The table below shows the overall performance on the three key indicators used to determine the rankings.
The above report can as well be accessed on this link JULY 2022 WEBOMETRICS RANKING
The university is in the process of setting up strategies to improve on openness rank and excellence rank which if attained will have a big impact on the overall ranking.