According to the latest July 2020 Webometrics Ranking, University of Nairobi is in the 10th position, 1st in the East African region and 956 in the world. The Webometrics is the largest academic ranking of higher education institutions. In the four parameters considered in this ranking, the UoN is position 198 in the presence rank, 1075 in impact, 749 in the openness rank and 1602 in excellence. Over 30,000 institutions from more than 200 countries.
UoN VC Prof Kiama announced that the University will hold its 63rd graduation ceremony virtually on the 25th September 2020 amidst the Covid-19 pandemic that has crippled social gatherings. All students qualified for PhDs, Masters, Bachelors, Diplomas and fellowships will graduate. The UoN Chief Medical Officer has issued an Infection, Prevention and Control Measures in readiness for the 63rd graduation ceremony. These measures are guidelines to be followed to keep everyone safe. This among many others include:
The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) Centre of Excellence for Non-Communicable Diseases(ACE-NCD) hosted by the University of Nairobi (Kenya) is a partnership of five African Universities including the University of Ghana (Ghana), University of Ibadan (Nigeria), Makerere University (Uganda), and University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa). The ACE-NCD provides a platform for creation of a long-term
The University of Nairobi has advertised 137 scholarships for new Master's students in the upcoming academic year. This applies to eligible applicants who have completed and graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University of Nairobi in the 2018/2019 academic year. They should also possess a first class or second class upper division.
President Uhuru Kenyatta in his national address on Monday 26th July 2020, pronounced that Universities and Colleges institutions will reopen in January 2021 thus revoking an earlier announcement that higher learning institutions will reopen in September 2020. The Ministry of Education in response to this has released a press statement on 30th Thursday July 2020 after a meeting with its key stakeholders.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) is pleased to inform you that the University of Nairobi has been selected, among a few African universities, to participate in a Youth Employment and Skills Development Pilot Project. In collaboration with LinkedIn Learning, the project plans to provide free employment-relevant online training to randomly selected students. The training is intended to help new university graduates’ success in the job market locally and internationally.