College of Agriculture, Engineering
and Science (CAES)

UKZN’s ‘Dr T’ announced a finalist for South Africa’s Science ‘Oscars’

Well-known UKZN personality, Dr Tanja Reinhardt (aka ‘Dr T’), has been announced as a finalist for the prestigious 2018/2019 NSTF-South32 Awards. Reinhardt, who is Coordinator of UKZN’s Science and Technology Education Centre (STEC@UKZN), is a finalist for the NSTF Award for Communication for Outreach and Creating Awareness of SET and...
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Online Newsletter – Volume 1, Issue 1

Take a look at our first online newsletter. This is a quarterly overview of activities, events, achievements and news from the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science.
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2019 Ukulinga symposium – First announcement

The theme of DEVELOPING RESILIENCE THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATION is intended to explore the power of partnerships and collaboration between a wide variety of stakeholders for developing resilience in farming systems, particularly those of smallholder farmers that are vulnerable to a number of threats in an increasingly less predictable world
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UKZN Runners Participate in Two Oceans Marathon

Click here for isiZulu version Several UKZN staff members and students ran in the recent 50th Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town, taking part in the ultra and half marathon events and trail runs. Masters in Statistics student, Ms Nina Grundlingh, said she decided to join her parents in doing the trail...
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Academics Visit Air Traffic Control Tower

The Aerotropolis Institute Africa (AIA), of which UKZN is a knowledge partner, recently arranged for UKZN academics to visit the Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) Air Traffic Control Centre at King Shaka International Airport. Representatives from the Schools of Engineering, Graduate School of Business, Governance, IT and Management and the...
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Concrete Society Cements Ties with UKZN

The Concrete Society of South Africa (CSSA) celebrated its Golden Anniversary by donating an elegantly designed concrete bench to UKZN’s Department of Civil Engineering on the Howard College campus. President of the CSSA, Professor Mark Alexander stressed the vital role the CSSA played in the industry. ‘The CSSA has grown...
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Mandela Rhodes Scholarship for Master’s Candidate

Burundian Mr Kevin Kantize, a master’s candidate in the School of Chemistry and Physics, has been awarded a Mandela Rhodes Scholarship. The Scholarships seek to build exceptional leadership in Africa and recognise scholars who demonstrate leadership and integrity; value education and the creation of opportunities for others; are entrepreneurial and innovative; and...
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Matric Pupils Learn More About Careers in Engineering

Recently, the School of Engineering hosted two Engineering Career Days aimed at top Mathematics and Physics Grade 12 pupils drawn from UKZN’s feeder schools. In addition, they participated in an outreach visit to disadvantaged schools in the Howick district in conjunction with the College of Health Sciences. Some 180 learners...
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Little Dragons with a Sweet Tooth Pollinate the Mysterious “Hidden Flower”

The majority of the almost 90% of flowering plants that rely on animals such as bees and butterflies for pollination use bright colourful floral displays to attract their pollinators. The flowers of Guthriea capensis, the “Hidden Flower”, are just what their common name implies: hidden at ground level, beneath the leaves...
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UKZN and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Combine their Botanical Resources

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife have signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding on combining their botanical strengths and resources. Ezemvelo will integrate its 33 000-specimen herbarium into UKZN’s Bews Herbarium, while the University will make all its digitised plant distribution data available for use by the...
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2019 Engineering Winter School

Conveniently held during the July holidays, learners are hosted at the Unite Building, Howard College, UKZN. Learners are given the opportunity to participate in informative and fun exercises to better understand Engineering. A field trip is also arranged for the learners.
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Graduation 2019

Graduation is one of the most important occasions in the University's academic calendar where students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, receive their hard-earned degrees and diplomas. Indeed, graduation marks the culmination of many years of personal sacrifice and hard work that have laid the foundation for successful and inspiring careers.
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High Level Delegation Visits UKZN

The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Pollution Research Group (PRG) recently hosted a high-level delegation from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Alongside this visit, the PRG also hosted delegations from the California Institute of Technology (CalTech) and their project partners Yixing Eco-sanitary Manufacturers (EcoSan), the SaniPath research team from Emory University,...
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Alumna Makes Apolito’s Most Influential People List

Debra Roberts, Honorary UKZN Professor, Head of the Sustainable and Resilient City Initiatives Unit at the eThekwini Municipality and South Africa’s first Co-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group, has been named one of the World’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy for 2019 by the public servants’ networking group, Apolitical. The...
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UKZN Research in Swayimane Profiled

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) recently toured sites at Swayimane as part of a visit to profile the uMgungundlovu District Municipality’s (uMDM) uMngeni Resilience Project (URP) which UKZN is involved in. The URP is a climate change adaptation project led by the uMDM in partnership with the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and UKZN’s School of...
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Welcome Message from the DVC

Professor Albert Modi

Deputy-Vice Chancellor

Contact Details


PA / Secretary
Ms Nokukhanya Fortunate Shinga

Phone: 033 260 5199
Email: shingan@ukzn.ac.za
Full Profile

Welcome to the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science. Our college, the largest at UKZN, comprises five schools namely:

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, is supported by six school Deans as well as a Dean of Teaching and Learning and Research, while administrative support is provided by the College Director of Professional Services.

Approx. students
NRF A-rated scientists
Academic & support staff
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Staff and students that are female

Latest News

Check out our news section updated on a regular basis.

May 20, 2019

UKZN’s ‘Dr T’ announced a finalist for South Africa’s Science ‘Oscars’

Well-known UKZN personality, Dr Tanja Reinhardt (aka ‘Dr T’), has been announced as a finalist for the prestigious 2018/2019 NSTF-South32...
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May 16, 2019

Online Newsletter – Volume 1, Issue 1

Take a look at our first online newsletter. This is a quarterly overview of activities, events, achievements and news from...
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May 13, 2019

UKZN Runners Participate in Two Oceans Marathon

Click here for isiZulu version Several UKZN staff members and students ran in the recent 50th Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town,...
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May 6, 2019

CAES Recognises its Top Achievers

Top student achievers in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science were recognised at the annual College Awards ceremonies on...
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May 6, 2019

Data@breakfast Zooms in on Machine Learning

The aroma of filter coffee welcomed delegates to April’s “data@breakfast” seminar at the Senate Chamber, Westville campus. Speaker, Dr Maria...
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May 6, 2019

Recognition for Engineering Professor’s Intellectual Property Contributions

Click here for isiZulu version The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has recognised Professor Hongjun Xu from the School of Engineering’s Discipline of...
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May 6, 2019

UKZN Student Leads Durban Harbour Clean-Up

Refilwe Mofokeng, a UKZN student studying towards a PhD in Marine Biology, responded to the recent flash floods that occurred...
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May 3, 2019

Swiss Funding for UKZN Researchers to Improve Food System Resilience

Dr Alfred Odindo of UKZN’s School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Science (SAEES) and Professor Chris Buckley of the Pollution Research Group (PRG) were...
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May 3, 2019

UKZN Professor Appointed to IUCN African Elephant Specialist Group

Professor Rob Slotow, a Professor in the School of Life Sciences on the Pietermaritzburg campus, has been appointed as Co-Chair of the International...
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May 3, 2019

“Algae Tree” Lights up Postgrad Research Day

A luminescent tree, from which hung bags of green algae lit up with LED lights, was a popular “selfie” spot...
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May 3, 2019

Symposium Celebrates Research and Innovation for Cities of the Future

The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) recently held its eighth annual Postgraduate Research and Innovation Symposium (PRIS). This instalment of the symposium,...
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May 3, 2019

Mechanical Engineering Open Day Designs Wow the Crowds

The Discipline of Mechanical Engineering at UKZN recently held its annual Open Day at the UNITE Building on the Howard College campus,...
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May 3, 2019

UKZN Hydrologist Finalist in Prestigious International Award

Ms Nantale Nsibirwa, a Master’s candidate at the Centre of Water Resources Research (CWRR), was one of three finalists shortlisted for the International...
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May 3, 2019

Biochemistry Students Make Clean Sweep at CoBNeST

Two postgraduate students from the Discipline of Biochemistry in the School of Life Sciences at UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg campus earned their laboratory a clean sweep...
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May 2, 2019

College DVC Scholarship for Bright Engineering Student

Mr Dhiven Naidoo, a young and brilliant BSc in Mechanical Engineering student, was awarded the College Deputy Vice-Chancellors (DVC) Scholarship...
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Upcoming Events

24 May – 2 Jun

Royal Agriculture Show

24 - 28 June

Be a Scientist for a Week

1 - 5 July

Engineering Winter School

31 July

Science Careers’ Fair – PMB

1 Aug

Science Careers’ Fair – WST