Webometric networks recently released quality standards for universities around the world, a publication that included 5,000 universities from various nations.
These quality standards took into account various issues including checking the websites of the respective colleges for relevant information as well as research publications, academic publications, creative works and other professional information at the international level.
In that list, the universities of Tanzania have not performed well, as the first highest ranking university is the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) which ranks 1913 in the world, while the 42nd highest in Africa.
Below is a list of the 10 best universities in Tanzania according to the network. At the forefront is the position of the college in Africa:
- University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) – 42
- Sokoine Agricultural University (SUA) – 51
- Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) – 91
- University of Dodoma (UDOM) – 174
- Mzumbe University- 203
- Catholic University College of Health Sciences (CUHAS) – 219
- Open University of Tanzania (OUT) – 249
- National University of Zanzibar (SUZA) – 256
- University Land- 265
- Nelson Mandela University of Science and Technology (NM -AIST) – 280
- Tumaini Makumira University (SEND) – 286
Some stakeholders who commented on the list, for example, Tanzanian colleges are not doing well have said that it should be noted that their Webometric does not look at the quality criteria of the profession, but look at the websites of the respective colleges to see if they have information and publications, to see if lecturers collaborate with their internationally.
Stakeholders have urged universities and other educational institutions to increase the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to keep transparency in international operations and enable these colleges and institutions to hold higher position