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About us

UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science is home to over 9500 students and approximately 800 staff. The College is committed to equity and excellence and over 31 percent of the staff and 63 percent of the students are black Africans. 

Increasingly, women are excelling in the College and we are proud that 40 percent of our staff and students are women. In addition the College attracts students and staff from around the world. Over eight percent of our students come from 53 countries around the globe. Nearly 2000 of our students are in masters or doctoral studies.

The College operates on the Pietermaritzburg, Westville and Howard College campuses, offering a full range of excellent undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. It comprises five Schools, namely:
The College is proud of its contribution to the University, country and region. We boast some of the best teaching and research facilities on the continent. Our researchers lead many national and international teams, and support from government agencies and international foundations exceeds R200 million annually. 

Our province provides an ideal environment to study Agriculture, Engineering and Science at one of the finest universities on the African continent. Our wide range of research and development skills and programmes prepare our students for the lucrative job market or as entrepreneurs!


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