University of Nairobi has been ranked as the best institution in the country in terms of managing and storing digital scholarly content.
Whoever said that The University of Nairobi has the highest concentration of intellectuals per square inch in south of Sahara and North of Limpopo deserves an Oscar award.
In Sub-Sahara Africa, University of Pretoria, Stellenbosch University and University of South Africa emerged the top,university of Nairobi was placed the forth.
The 20th edition placed JKUAT position 2 and position 24 in the country and the region respectively.
Mount Kenya University — a private institution — came in third and position 26 in the region.
It leads all other private universities in East Africa region.
This is the first 2017 edition of the Ranking Web of Repositories which has been published since 2008. Next edition will be published in the month of July this year.
A digital repository is a mechanism for managing and storing digital content.
Repositories can be subject or institutional in their focus. Putting content into an institutional repository enables staff and institutions to manage and preserve it and therefore derive maximum value from it.
Other institutions that were ranked were United States International University (USIU-Africa) South East Kenya University, Kenyatta University, Technical University of Kenya and Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology.