By Stuart Oswald Bogere
KIU, Main Campus - Kampala International University has maintained her position as the best private university in Uganda, according to the latest Webometrics university rankings of July 2021.
KIU also remained the third-best university in Uganda overall, behind only Makerere University and Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST).
The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain.
CSIC is among the first basic research organizations in Europe. The CSIC consisted in 2006 of 126 centers and institutes distributed throughout Spain.
To promotes scientific research to improve the progress of the scientific and technological level of countries which contributes to an increase in the welfare of the strategies.
These rankings are based on the university’s volume of the web content, the visibility/openness, and the impact of web publications on the consumers.
The ranking system aims to promote academic web presence, supporting the Open Access initiatives for increasing significantly the transfer of scientific and cultural knowledge generated by the universities to the whole society, according to the webometrics.info, the rankings’ official website.
KIU is among the world universities benefiting from this system with online content and online learning facilities published on the university's digital website and other digital platforms.
Congratulations to KIU entire community!
Photo: Umar Kisekka