Makerere University has continued to rise in Webometric rankings in the world from 1,402nd position in January 2011 to the current 1,256th position in July 2011, a leap of 146 postions. The July edition of the University rankings still placed Makerere Univerrsity as the 10th best University in Africa, the 9th best University in Sub0Saharan Africa. The University improved in visibility from the 4,524th position worldwide to 4,093rd and in size from the 1,738th to 1,007th. Dr. Vincent Ssembatya, the Director of Quality Assurance attributed Makerere’s improvement worldwide and maintenance of her position in Africa to the continuous updating of the Institutional Repository of research publications by academicians at Makerere University. The rankings apply the treadmill paradigm, if you stop working hard, you will most definitely retrogress” He however noted the introduction of the H-Index in the rankings, which takes into consideration a country’s research output as a whole. For more on this story, click here Attachments

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