The University of Nairobi has been ranked among the top 200 universities in the emerging economies of the world.
In a study conducted by the Times Higher Education, the university emerged position 174 out of 200, representing Kenya for the first time in the exercise.
Other countries that participated for the first time included Nigeria, Ghana, Jordan, Qatar and Oman, while Egypt returned to the ranking after not being represented last year.
The 2016 rankings included 200 institutions from 35 countries, up from 100 from 18 countries in 2015.
The rankings editor Phil Baty said the annual rankings are based on “established and trusted 13 performance indicators specially calibrated to reflect the development priorities of universities in emerging economies.”