USIU-Africa’s digital repository jumped nine places to emerge third in the latest rankings of the Webometrics Institutional Repository rankings released this month. The repository, which is home to all academic writings produced by students, staff and faculty.

Congratulating the library and information center on this remarkable achievement, the Vice Chancellor Professor Paul Zeleza noted such progress is possible because of the university’s focus on growing its research output as evidenced by a research budget that will increase by twenty percent in the new financial year 2017-18.

He also noted that graduate research output has increased significantly due to policy support provided by the schools, urging the entire university community to take advantage of increased funding to undertake and publish further research that provides solutions for the social-cultural, political, economic or environmental challenges facing our society.