By Amos Mburu
The latest Webometrics ranking of world universities has named Mount Kenya University among the best private universities in Kenya.
Webometrics focused on 11,995 universities across the world, both public and private.
Ranked 5th among private institutions and number 13 in the country, others in the list included Strathmore, Catholic University of Eastern Africa, United States International University (USIU) and Daystar are ranked the best private institutions.
Recently, the Makerere University of Uganda and Mount Kenya University (MKU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see their colleges of health sciences partner in various fields and aspects to provide quality health for the community and generate wealth and prosperity of their countries and the region.
The Webometrics ranking focused on 11,995 universities across the world. Webometrics only measured the extent to which universities use the internet to spread, transfer and exchange knowledge.
University of Nairobi, Kenyatta, Egerton, Moi and Jomo Kenyatta as the best five public universities in Kenya.
Harvard University is ranked as the best university in the world, followed by Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oxford University and the University of California Berkeley.
In Africa, University of Cape Town is the best university after it was ranked number 272 in the world.