College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science

Agrometeorology Provides In-Demand Surface Renewal Training

The Discipline of Agrometeorology in the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) recently held a one-day workshop on surface renewal (SR) for 33 participants from various institutions. The workshop, held on the Pietermaritzburg campus, was the first of its kind in the country and was precipitated by the increased popularity in the...
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SANBI Board Visits Swayimane Research Site

Members of the Board of the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) recently visited UKZN research sites in Swayimane. These sites form part of the uMngeni Resilience Project (URP), an initiative supported by the global Adaptation Fund and administered by SANBI in partnership with the Department of Environmental Affairs. The URP is led by the uMgungundlovu District Municipality (UMDM)...
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Successful Farmers’ Day Brings Together International Researchers and Subsistence Farmers

As part of efforts to pursue excellent agricultural research that will enhance food security and resilience to climate change, the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) and the uMngeni Resilience Project (URP) recently hosted a Farmers’ Day event at Ukulinga Research Farm. The more than 200 guests included international researchers working in the...
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Milestone Anniversary for UKZN’s Controlled Environment Facility

The Controlled Environment Facility (CEF) at UKZN’s Agriculture campus in Pietermaritzburg celebrated its 50th anniversary on 10 July 2018. The world-class facility is vital for undergraduate and postgraduate student practical training and enables researchers to undertake controlled experiments and breed crops out of season using a controlled environment. Notable practical and research contributions...
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#CoCreatemycity in The Netherlands

The beautiful city of Den Haag (The Hague) and the renowned Technical University (TU) of Delft played host to the Dutch leg of the #Cocreatemycity initiative. Introduced to UKZN’s School of Engineering by the Kingdom of The Netherlands Embassy in South Africa in 2016, the #Cocreatemycity initiative has developed into...
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Researcher Links Workshop Brings Together Scientists

The School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) at UKZN recently hosted a five-day British Council Researcher Links Workshop on the topic of breeding and modelling underutilised crops for community resilience. The workshop, held in July, was organised through the British Council Researcher Links programme, and funded through the Newton Fund and South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF)....
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UKZN Student Reflects on His Time Abroad

UKZN Civil Engineering student, Mr Lloyd Chaitezvi has recently returned from Italy where he spent six months at the University of Trento, Italy, as part of the Erasmus+ Mobility Exchange programme. Originally from Kadoma, a small mining city in Zimbabwe, the UKZN Master’s student is interested in the design and...
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Food evolution film screening

Directed by Academy Award nominated director, Scott Hamilton Kennedy and narrated by renowned scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson, begins a new and rational conversation about the use of sound science in our global food system.
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US Students Visit UKZN for Colloquium on Indigenous Knowledge Systems

UKZN was recently home to students from the United States of America who were attending a colloquium on the role of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) in Transformative Sustainable Development. The colloquium was hosted on the Westville campus by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) - National Research Foundation (NRF) Centre in...
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UKZN Working Overtime to Advance Statistics Education

Building strength and capacity in statistics education has been an ongoing priority for the Discipline of Statistics in UKZN’s School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Sciences (SMSCS) and events planned by the Discipline for the remainder of 2018 will continue along this line. Earlier this year, Professor Delia North organised an inaugural one-day Statistics...
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GSSA Award for Best MSc Thesis for Geology Masters Graduate

Mr Kreesan Palan has received the Geological Society of South Africa’s (GSSA) John Handley Award for his master’s research involving the analysis of submarine canyon system morphologies off the west coast of South Africa. The John Handley Award was instituted by the GSSA in 2002 to recognise the best MSc thesis...
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Free Health and Wellness Screenings for UKZN Staff

The Human Resources Department, in partnership with the UKZN Medical Aid Scheme, offered University staff health and wellness screenings on all campuses during a two-week campaign. The aim of the screenings was to raise health awareness; uplift staff’s intellectual, social, financial and personal well-being; and encourage a healthy lifestyle. Staff...
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Lecturer and Students Trace the Universe’s Origins

Dr Cynthia Chiang, Senior Astrophysics lecturer at the UKZN Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit, has returned from Marion Island, situated halfway between Antarctica and South Africa, where she upgraded the PRIZM radio telescope. The telescope, built by Chiang and her Astrophysics students, is being used to detect traces of the...
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Meet UKZN’s New Deputy Vice-Chancellor & College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science Head

Professor Albert Modi has been appointed as UKZN’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science at the University of KwaZulu-Natal with effect from 1 August 2018. The appointment, which is valid for a fixed term of five years, was recently announced by the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Dr...
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Brain Workout on Advanced Mathematical Theories for Masters and PhD Students

The Discipline of Mathematics at the UKZN School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS), together with the London Mathematical Society (LMS) and the Centre of Excellence in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (CoE-MaSS) at the University of the Witwatersrand recently hosted a two-week Winter School at the Howard College campus. Close to 30 attendees participated in the programme which aimed...
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August 16, 2018

Agrometeorology Provides In-Demand Surface Renewal Training

The Discipline of Agrometeorology in the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) recently held a one-day workshop on surface renewal (SR) for...
Read More
August 16, 2018

SANBI Board Visits Swayimane Research Site

Members of the Board of the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) recently visited UKZN research sites in Swayimane. These sites form...
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August 16, 2018

Successful Farmers’ Day Brings Together International Researchers and Subsistence Farmers

As part of efforts to pursue excellent agricultural research that will enhance food security and resilience to climate change, the School...
Read More
August 16, 2018

Milestone Anniversary for UKZN’s Controlled Environment Facility

The Controlled Environment Facility (CEF) at UKZN’s Agriculture campus in Pietermaritzburg celebrated its 50th anniversary on 10 July 2018. The world-class facility is...
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August 16, 2018

#CoCreatemycity in The Netherlands

The beautiful city of Den Haag (The Hague) and the renowned Technical University (TU) of Delft played host to the...
Read More
August 16, 2018

Researcher Links Workshop Brings Together Scientists

The School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) at UKZN recently hosted a five-day British Council Researcher Links Workshop on the...
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August 16, 2018

UKZN Student Reflects on His Time Abroad

UKZN Civil Engineering student, Mr Lloyd Chaitezvi has recently returned from Italy where he spent six months at the University...
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August 10, 2018

US Students Visit UKZN for Colloquium on Indigenous Knowledge Systems

UKZN was recently home to students from the United States of America who were attending a colloquium on the role of...
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August 8, 2018

UKZN Working Overtime to Advance Statistics Education

Building strength and capacity in statistics education has been an ongoing priority for the Discipline of Statistics in UKZN’s School of Mathematics, Statistics...
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August 8, 2018

GSSA Award for Best MSc Thesis for Geology Masters Graduate

Mr Kreesan Palan has received the Geological Society of South Africa’s (GSSA) John Handley Award for his master’s research involving the...
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August 8, 2018

Free Health and Wellness Screenings for UKZN Staff

The Human Resources Department, in partnership with the UKZN Medical Aid Scheme, offered University staff health and wellness screenings on...
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August 8, 2018

Lecturer and Students Trace the Universe’s Origins

Dr Cynthia Chiang, Senior Astrophysics lecturer at the UKZN Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit, has returned from Marion Island, situated...
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August 8, 2018

Meet UKZN’s New Deputy Vice-Chancellor & College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science Head

Professor Albert Modi has been appointed as UKZN’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science at the...
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August 2, 2018

Brain Workout on Advanced Mathematical Theories for Masters and PhD Students

The Discipline of Mathematics at the UKZN School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS), together with the London Mathematical Society (LMS) and the Centre...
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July 26, 2018

UKZN Scholars Appointed nGAP Lecturers

Thirteen UKZN scholars have been appointed New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) lecturers. nGAP is a transformation programme initiated by...
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