College of Agriculture, Engineering
and Science (CAES)

Prestigious American Peptide Society Award for A-Rated Professor

Professor Fernando Albericio is the recipient of the 2019 Murray Goodman Scientific Excellence & Mentorship Award from the American Peptide Society. The award recognises career-long research excellence in the field of peptide science and significant mentorship and training of students, post-doctoral fellows, and colleagues. The A-rated scientist has featured consistently amongst UKZN’s top 30 published...
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Spotight Shed on Thin Film Organic Solar Cells

Professor Genene Tessema Mola of the School of Chemistry and Physics delivered a plenary presentation on the effect of bimetallic nano-composites on the performance of thin film organic solar cells at the fifth International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2019), held at the SRM Institute of Science and Technology in India. First held in 2010,...
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2019 Open Days

Prospective students are invited to attend our Open Days held at the Westville and Pietermaritzburg campuses recently. Representatives from the University’s four Colleges will be available to answer questions from visitors and provide information about various study choices.
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UEIP Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

The uMngeni Ecological Infrastructure Partnership (UEIP), a catchment-wide partnership, celebrated five years of existence and the recent signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between its 24 partner organisations with a two-day programme that detailed its progress to date and the way forward for the partnership. Fifty delegates, representing the organisations...
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UKZN Plasma Physicist Gets NRF B-rated

Professor Richard Mace of the School of Chemistry and Physics has been awarded a B-rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF), recognising him as an internationally acclaimed researcher in his field. The rating system benchmarks the quality of South African researchers, contributing to the enhancement of a globally competitive science system in the country...
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NRF B-rating for Quantum Physicist

The National Research Foundation (NRF) has awarded Professor Thomas Konrad of the School of Chemistry and Physics a B-rating, recognising him as an internationally acclaimed researcher in his field. The rating system benchmarks the quality of South African researchers, contributing to the enhancement of a globally competitive science system in the country...
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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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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

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March 14, 2019

Prestigious American Peptide Society Award for A-Rated Professor

Professor Fernando Albericio is the recipient of the 2019 Murray Goodman Scientific Excellence & Mentorship Award from the American Peptide Society. The award recognises career-long...
Read More
March 14, 2019

Spotight Shed on Thin Film Organic Solar Cells

Professor Genene Tessema Mola of the School of Chemistry and Physics delivered a plenary presentation on the effect of bimetallic nano-composites on...
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March 7, 2019

UEIP Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

The uMngeni Ecological Infrastructure Partnership (UEIP), a catchment-wide partnership, celebrated five years of existence and the recent signing of a new Memorandum...
Read More
March 7, 2019

UKZN Plasma Physicist Gets NRF B-rated

Professor Richard Mace of the School of Chemistry and Physics has been awarded a B-rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF), recognising him as...
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March 7, 2019

NRF B-rating for Quantum Physicist

The National Research Foundation (NRF) has awarded Professor Thomas Konrad of the School of Chemistry and Physics a B-rating, recognising him as...
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March 7, 2019

SAS Industry Unit to Enhance SMSCS Degree Relevance

Professor Delia North, Dean and Head of the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS), is driving the establishment of a Statistical...
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February 28, 2019

UKZN Celebrates Women in Chemistry

The School of Chemistry and Physics recently held a Women in Chemistry Breakfast at Westville campus in celebration of 100...
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February 28, 2019

Deal with Japanese Power Utility Clinched

Tokyo Electric Power Services Company (TEPSCO), a subsidiary of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), recently visited UKZN to conclude a...
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February 28, 2019

UKZN Alumnus Receives Top Honours from Britain

An alumnus of UKZN, Mrs Penny Kaye (née Burns), has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order...
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February 28, 2019

UKZN Honours Top Achieving Pupils

UKZN recently sponsored trophies to academically outstanding learners from two high schools during their junior prize-giving ceremonies. One of the...
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February 21, 2019

D’RAP Research Symposium Closes the Year with Key Results

Staff, students and representatives of the eThekwini Municipality who are part of the Durban Research Action Partnership (D’RAP) gathered recently for their...
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February 21, 2019

Fellowship Secures Position at University in England for UKZN Scholar

Being awarded a prestigious fellowship has allowed UKZN postdoctoral scholar in the School of Life Sciences, Dr Trishan Naidoo, to spend...
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February 21, 2019

Best Paper Award for Biochemistry PhD Student

Mr Jude Akinyelu, a Biochemistry PhD student at UKZN was recently invited to present a paper at the 10th International Conference on Advances...
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February 18, 2019

PhD Scholar Studying in England thanks to Prestigious Fellowship

PhD candidate, Ms Refilwe Mofokeng, of the School of Life Sciences is spending two months at the University of Birmingham working with...
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February 18, 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher Inspires Sanitary Towel Project

While conducting investigations into the movement of southern ground-hornbills in KwaZulu-Natal, a UKZN postdoctoral researcher became aware of the lack...
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Upcoming Events

29 March

College awards - Durban

3 April

Graduation - Durban

8 April

Graduation - PMB

25 April

College awards - PMB

4 May

Open Day - PMB

11 May

Open Day - WST