- University of Embu VC Prof Mugendi was ranked 12 in Kenya, 628 in Africa and 90,235 globally.
He said the university achieved the milestone through relentless commitment to enhancing research success among the academic staff.
The University of Embu has been crowned the sixth among 56 universities in Kenya in the scientific performance and productivity of individual scientists.
This comes barely months after the institution was announced the top performer among state corporations during the 2019-2020 financial year performance contract cycle for government ministries, departments, agencies and tertiary institutions in the Ministry of Education.
The institution based in Embu town was ranked sixth in Alper-Doger Scientific Index also known as AD Scientific Index Ranking.
Announcing the news through a press release, Embu University vice-chancellor Prof Daniel Mugendi said the achievement is a result of a collective effort among stakeholders.
The AD Scientific Index is determined through individual scientific performance and productivity of individual scientists.
More than 20 lecturers from various departments were ranked among the top researchers thus contributing to the overall rank of the university.
Prof Mugendi was ranked 12 in Kenya, 628 in Africa and 90,235 in the world.
The VC said the university achieved the milestone through a relentless commitment to enhancing research success among the academic staff.
Mugendi said the "success is also pleasant news to the university community and all our stakeholders. It is indeed a huge milestone for us and an affirmation of our academic staff commitment towards contributing to groundbreaking research at an international scale."
(edited by Amol Awuor)