Webometrics: KMTC ranked best tertiary College in Kenya in 2021
The Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) has emerged as the best tertiary College in Kenya in the latest edition of the just-released Webometrics ranking.
KMTC beats Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), East Africa Institute of Certified Studies, and Amani College which emerged positions two, three, and four, respectively.
While announcing the results CEO Prof. Michael Kiptoo welcomed the ranking terming it accurate.
“The findings confirm our long-held view that we are the best mid-level training institution in East and Central Africa,” he said.
The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities also lists KMTC at position 31 alongside other top 50 best universities in Kenya.
The University of Nairobi tops the list and is followed by Kenyatta University (position two) and Egerton University (position three).
KMTC beats Rongo University, Kenya Methodist University, African Nazarene University, Kabianga University, Laikipia University among others.
“By emerging position 31 alongside universities, demonstrates how our quality services have continued to improve over the years,” said Prof. Kiptoo.
The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, also known as Ranking Web of Universities, is a ranking system for the world’s universities based on a composite indicator that takes into account both the volume of the Web content (number of web pages and files) and the visibility and impact of these web publications according to the number of external in links (site citations) they received.
The ranking is published by the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) located in Madrid.
The aim of the Ranking is to improve the presence of the academic and research institutions on the Web and to promote the open access publication of scientific results.
The ranking started in 2004 and is updated every January and July. As of 2021, it provides Web indicators for more than 31,000 universities worldwide.