KIU, Western Campus – Kampala International University has been ranked among the top 100 universities in Africa alongside 9 other East African Universities and only Makerere University in Uganda in the uniRank University ranking.
KIU was ranked number 64 in the recently released university ranking which is aimed at providing a non-academic League Table of top universities in Africa based on valid, unbiased and non-influenceable web metrics provided by independent web resources rather than data submitted by universities themselves.
The other universities ranked among the top 100 are the University of Nairobi, Makerere University, Kenyatta University, University of Dar-es-salaam, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture, Egerton University, University of Rwanda, Moi University and Sokoine University of Agriculture.
According to the uniRank University Ranking website, “the aim of the ranking is to provide an approximate global ranking of world Universities and Colleges based upon their web presence and popularity in terms of estimated traffic, trust/authority and quality link popularity.”
“This is especially intended to help international students and academic staff to understand how popular a specific higher education institution is in a foreign country,” it adds.
The rankings consider the level of attendance at the university site, the number of active pages, performance metrics of flow, number of unique visitors and the number of page views on the university website from mobile devices and PC users.
KIU’s journey to the elite group of universities in Africa has been a deliberate process envisioned by the Board of Trustees and university management under the stewardship of the Chairman Board of Trustees (CBOT) Dr. Al- Hajji Hassan Basajjabalaba.
Over the past 3 years KIU has maintained its position as the best private university in Uganda.
One of the main drivers of KIU’s progress is the positioning of KIU Western Campus as the hub of science in Uganda with its state-of-the-art science schools.
The western campus has the Faculty of Clinical Medicine and Dentistry, School of Allied Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy, School of Nursing Sciences, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences and School of Engineering & Applied Sciences which offer high quality courses taught by some of the best professionals in the country.
One of the milestones of KIU Western Campus is its award of a Certificate of Recognition by the East African Community Medical Boards and Council in March 2019.
The campus also has the KIU Teaching School, the first and only teaching hospital in Uganda, which was established in 2007. The Teaching Hospital has increased its bed capacity from 200 in 2007 to the current 700-bed capacity.
It was ranked among the top four referral hospitals in Uganda in a 2017/2018 Ministry of Health Annual Sector Performance Report.
The western campus has produced over 10,000 students since its inception. The University’s alumni have attained gainful employment in leading public and private hospitals and pharmaceutical industries and are running successful community pharmacy consultancies, and/or are pursuing postgraduate studies in leading universities within East Africa and beyond.
The main campus in Kansanga has also consistently produced high-quality graduates who continue to contribute immensely to the development of the country.
KIU continues to be committed to our main goal of improving the quality of education in Uganda and contributing to the global development agenda.
The sky is only the limit for KIU as it continues to Explore the Heights!
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