College of Agriculture, Engineering
and Science (CAES)

Electric, Electronic and Computer Engineering Open Day Showcases Inventive Final Year Projects

Over 100 final year students displayed their innovative final year projects to hundreds of external sponsors, visitors and UKZN staff at the annual the Electric, Electronic and Computer Engineering (EECE) Open Day at Howard College. The Open Day event provides UKZN final-year students a platform to display their projects to...
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Successful Turn at SASA 2019 Includes Analytics Simulation Challenge Win for UKZN Statisticians

At the 61st Conference of the South African Statistical Association, held at Nelson Mandela University, UKZN’s Discipline of Statistics attended in full force with close to its entire staff complement, while two young staff members and a postgraduate student triumphed as a team in the Cortex Analytics Simulation Game competition....
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Research Symposium Promotes Biodiversity Conservation and Management

The annual Durban Research Action Partnership (D’RAP) Research Symposium presented an opportunity for students conducting research as part of the partnership between eThekwini Municipality (EM) and UKZN to present their work and to hear from invited guests about climate change and biodiversity in a management context. D’RAP bridges the science-action gap and...
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Crop Science PhD Candidate Wins Best Presentation Award at WaterNet Symposium

Mr Hillary Mugiyo, a PhD candidate in the Discipline of Crop Science at UKZN, received first prize for his oral presentation at the 20th WaterNet/Water Research Fund for Southern Africa (WARFSA)/Global Water Partnership Southern Africa (GWP-SA) Symposium. Mugiyo was among a number of staff and students from UKZN’s School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES)...
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Award for Student Presentation on Catalysis of Biodiesel By-Products

Master’s candidate in the School of Chemistry and Physics, Mr Aaron Folkard received the Clariant award for the best student oral presentation at the Catalysis Society of South Africa’s (CATSA) 30th annual conference held in Cape Town. He was recognised for his presentation on the conversion of a biodiesel by-product to several more valuable chemicals...
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Biochemistry Lecturer Participates in Genetic Engineering Information Exchange

PhD candidate and Development Lecturer in the Discipline of Biochemistry, Ms Seipati Mokhosi, participated in an information sharing and exchange meeting on second generation genetic engineering technologies hosted in Cape Town by the African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) in collaboration with the Third World Network (TWN). The ACB, a Johannesburg-based non-governmental organisation, has engaged...
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Ukulinga Research Farm Part of Global Study

Ukulinga Research Farm at UKZN is the only research site in Africa that forms part of a research network recently featured in Nature Communications, in an article that described the first ‘global-scale experiment to realistically determine the available nitrogen in grasslands on six continents.’ Professor Kevin Kirkman from Grassland Science at...
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Showcasing Research While Celebrating Industry Partnerships

Research and innovation to improve and contribute to society is the main foundation of the work of the School of Engineering’s five Disciplines, and was the focus of the Engineering Research Expo and Industry Awards at the UNITE Building on the Howard College campus. The Research Exposition was established to...
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Launch of Green Campus Campaign in Pietermaritzburg

The Pietermaritzburg Campus Management Forum (PCMF) has launched its Green Campus Campaign, an initiative that encourages students and staff to beautify and take responsibility for spaces they occupy, as well as, to recycle waste material. More than 100 staff and students attended the opening, which included a poetry reading and modelling of clothing...
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Crop Science Researchers Recognised by WRC for Contributions to Water Sector

Honorary research fellow, Dr Tafadzwa Mabhaudhi and senior lecturer in Crop Science, Dr Alfred Odindo - both of UKZN’s School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences - have received Research Knowledge Tree awards from the Water Research Commission (WRC) in recognition of their contributions to policy and decision-making and to human capital development in...
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Geology Alumnus and PhD Candidate Present Keynote Addresses at SAGA Conference

UKZN Geology alumnus, Dr Nigel Hicks, and current PhD candidate, Ms Lynette Kirkpatrick, presented keynote addresses at the 16th biennial South African Geophysical Association Conference held in Durban with Hicks receiving the prize for best keynote presentation. Under the theme: Current Informing the Future, the event featured experts sharing novel methods and applications...
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Innovative Postharvest Technologies the Answer – Bioresources Engineer

Integrated, innovative postharvest technologies are capable of reducing losses in horticultural crops, says Professor Tilahun Seyoum Workneh. A Bioresources Engineer with a BSc in Agricultural Engineering from Haramaya University in Ethiopia, Workneh was addressing fellow academics and students at his inaugural lecture, which officially ushered him into the UKZN professoriate. With...
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UKZN Launches New Research Commons

A new Research Commons has been launched at the EG Malherbe Library on UKZN’s Howard College campus. A high-level research facility, the Research Commons is intended for the exclusive use of master’s, doctoral and PhD students, as well as researchers and academic staff. Speaking at the opening, UKZN Libraries and...
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Lecturer Awarded Researcher Mobility Grant

Dr Mzamo Shozi, a lecturer in the School of Chemistry and Physics has been awarded a prestigious Researcher Mobility Grant (RMG) from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). The grant targets PhD students and early career researchers working in academia or industry. Its primary function is to support these candidates in undertaking...
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PhD Candidate Receives International Mathematical Union Fellowship

A doctoral candidate in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS), Mr Adeolu Taiwo is one of three recipients of a Fellowship from the International Mathematical Union (IMU) Breakout Graduate Fellowship (BGF) Programme, intended to aid them complete their PhDs. The grants are made possible thanks to donations from winners of the Breakthrough Prizes in Mathematics, and...
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Professor Albert Modi

Deputy-Vice Chancellor

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Ms Nokukhanya Fortunate Shinga

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

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December 6, 2019

Electric, Electronic and Computer Engineering Open Day Showcases Inventive Final Year Projects

Over 100 final year students displayed their innovative final year projects to hundreds of external sponsors, visitors and UKZN staff...
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December 6, 2019

Successful Turn at SASA 2019 Includes Analytics Simulation Challenge Win for UKZN Statisticians

At the 61st Conference of the South African Statistical Association, held at Nelson Mandela University, UKZN’s Discipline of Statistics attended...
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November 29, 2019

Research Symposium Promotes Biodiversity Conservation and Management

The annual Durban Research Action Partnership (D’RAP) Research Symposium presented an opportunity for students conducting research as part of the partnership between...
Read More
November 29, 2019

Crop Science PhD Candidate Wins Best Presentation Award at WaterNet Symposium

Mr Hillary Mugiyo, a PhD candidate in the Discipline of Crop Science at UKZN, received first prize for his oral...
Read More
November 29, 2019

Award for Student Presentation on Catalysis of Biodiesel By-Products

Master’s candidate in the School of Chemistry and Physics, Mr Aaron Folkard received the Clariant award for the best student oral...
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November 29, 2019

Biochemistry Lecturer Participates in Genetic Engineering Information Exchange

PhD candidate and Development Lecturer in the Discipline of Biochemistry, Ms Seipati Mokhosi, participated in an information sharing and exchange...
Read More
November 29, 2019

Ukulinga Research Farm Part of Global Study

Ukulinga Research Farm at UKZN is the only research site in Africa that forms part of a research network recently...
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November 29, 2019

Showcasing Research While Celebrating Industry Partnerships

Research and innovation to improve and contribute to society is the main foundation of the work of the School of...
Read More
November 22, 2019

Launch of Green Campus Campaign in Pietermaritzburg

The Pietermaritzburg Campus Management Forum (PCMF) has launched its Green Campus Campaign, an initiative that encourages students and staff to beautify and take...
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November 22, 2019

Crop Science Researchers Recognised by WRC for Contributions to Water Sector

Honorary research fellow, Dr Tafadzwa Mabhaudhi and senior lecturer in Crop Science, Dr Alfred Odindo - both of UKZN’s School of...
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November 22, 2019

Geology Alumnus and PhD Candidate Present Keynote Addresses at SAGA Conference

UKZN Geology alumnus, Dr Nigel Hicks, and current PhD candidate, Ms Lynette Kirkpatrick, presented keynote addresses at the 16th biennial South African...
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November 22, 2019

Innovative Postharvest Technologies the Answer – Bioresources Engineer

Integrated, innovative postharvest technologies are capable of reducing losses in horticultural crops, says Professor Tilahun Seyoum Workneh. A Bioresources Engineer...
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November 22, 2019

UKZN Launches New Research Commons

A new Research Commons has been launched at the EG Malherbe Library on UKZN’s Howard College campus. A high-level research...
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November 13, 2019

Lecturer Awarded Researcher Mobility Grant

Dr Mzamo Shozi, a lecturer in the School of Chemistry and Physics has been awarded a prestigious Researcher Mobility Grant (RMG) from...
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November 7, 2019

PhD Candidate Receives International Mathematical Union Fellowship

A doctoral candidate in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS), Mr Adeolu Taiwo is one of three recipients of...
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