College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science

Welcome to the College of Agriculture, Engineering & Science

The College is committed to the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s vision of being the premier university of African Scholarship. It strives to play a transformational role in the development of South Africa and the continent while providing a meaningful contribution to global knowledge production
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UKZN wins Gold at Royal Show…Again!

For the third year in a row, the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science has won the most “Outstanding and innovative exhibit in a free standing building” award at the Royal Show. They were presented with a gold medallion and trophy, and were commended for our customer service. This interactive,...
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CAES Celebrates its Distinguished Teachers

Four academics in UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) have each received a 2017 Distinguished Teacher Award (DTA). A DTA recognises innovative and sustained teaching efforts of staff who balance their research and teaching responsibilities, dedicating themselves to excellence in teaching and learning. The four academics are Dr Matthew Akerman of the School...
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The 2018 March for Science in Durban Attracts Huge Support from Scientists and Students

The second annual March for Science in Durban held on 14 April saw an impressive turnout by students, scientists, civil society and government officials participating and making their voices heard in support of science, innovation and use of evidence to improve lives. The march attracted over 1 000 participants, a...
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A Closer Look at Climate Change

The School of Life Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal is host to the South African branch of the Working Group II Technical Support Unit of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC, with 195 member governments, assesses scientific information related to climate change, in different sectors (e.g. water resources, ecosystems, food security, agriculture and...
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Distinguished Teacher Brings Out the Best in His Students

Professor Naven Chetty, Acting Dean for Teaching and Learning in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) received the Distinguished Teachers’ Award (DTA) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in recognition of his excellent teaching portfolio and use of educational media and learning material, developed over his 12 years at the Institution....
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Engineering Winter School

The Engineering Winter School is aimed at grade 11 & 12 learners who would like to learn more about the different disciplines of Engineering.
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Be a scientist for a week

An opportunity for grade 10-12 learners to be exposed to subject experts and to experience different science-related disciplines and careers hands-on.
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Former Statistician-General of South Africa Receives Honorary Degree

South Africa’s former and longest-serving Statistician-General, Dr Pali Lehohla, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Lehohla, who is originally from Lesotho, expressed his appreciation for what he called the ‘unique honour of the accolade.’ He said the mountain kingdom was roaring at the news...
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Professor Albert Modi

Deputy-Vice Chancellor

Contact Details


PA / Secretary
Ms Moira Bolton

Phone: 033 260 5199
Email: boltonm@ukzn.ac.za
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Welcome Message from the DVC

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

As Deputy Vice-Chancellor, I am 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 who has the function and role of a College Registrar.

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Latest News

Check out our news section updated on a regular basis.

June 14, 2018

UKZN Makes Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018 Top 100

It is with great honour and pride that we announce that the University of KwaZulu-Natal was named one of the...
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June 14, 2018

Suffering and Triumph for UKZN Comrades Marathon Runners

It was both ecstasy and agony for UKZN staff and students who participated and finished the grueling 2018 Comrades Marathon...
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June 14, 2018

Summa Cum Laude Graduate Forges Career as Female Engineer

Ms Iksha Singh graduated with her Master’s in Civil Engineering summa cum laude in April and now the engineering whiz is using...
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June 14, 2018

Zooming in on Agripreneurship and Sustainable Agricultural Value Chains

Agripreneurship and sustainable agricultural value chains were the main topics of presentation at the third annual Ukulinga Howard Davis Memorial...
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June 14, 2018

PhD Students Fly UKZN Flag at International Nanotechnology Conference

Two PhD candidates from UKZN’s School of Life Sciences received Best Paper awards for their oral presentations at the annual International Conference on...
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June 7, 2018

Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for Renowned UKZN Hydrologist

Click here for isiZulu version Professor Roland Schulze, UKZN Hydrology Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Associate in the Centre for Water...
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June 7, 2018

UKZN’s Award-Winning Stand Delights at Annual Royal Show

Click here for the isiZulu version Three years in a row, the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) has won the...
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June 7, 2018

Best Presenter Award for Biochemistry Academics

Professor Shahidul Islam was awarded the prize for the Best Oral Presenter in the general category at the 2018 Seoul International Conference on...
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June 7, 2018

Fulbright Scholar’s Overseas Training to Enable SA Molecular Research First

Dr Anathi Magadlela, a Plant Molecular Biologist in the School of Life Sciences, is the recipient of a Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar...
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June 7, 2018

Honouring Distinguished Teachers

UKZN academics, Professor Naven Chetty, Professor Gueguim Kana and Dr Ansurie Pillay received Distinguished Teachers’ Awards at a gala dinner...
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June 7, 2018

Fulbright Scholar Aims to Further Catalysis and Materials Research through Scholarship

Dr Mzamo Shozi of the School of Chemistry and Physics has been awarded a scholarship under the Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar Program (FVRSP). Shozi...
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June 5, 2018

UKZN Contributes to Successful NanoAfrica Conference

UKZN played an important role in the 7th NanoAfrica Conference which attracted 180 delegates from Institutions of Higher Education, government, research councils,...
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June 5, 2018

Women in Innovation and Creativity Celebrated on World IP Day

The brilliance, ingenuity, curiosity and courage of women who are driving change in the world and shaping the common future...
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June 5, 2018

Africa Day Celebration on Pietermaritzburg Campus

When Africans gather to celebrate Africa Day the blots of colonialism and apartheid remind them of a history of oppression...
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May 29, 2018

Cape Parrot Big Birding Day Celebrates its 21st Year

Staff and students from the School of Life Sciences (SLS) recently took part in the landmark twenty-first national Cape Parrot Big Birding...
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