College of Agriculture, Engineering
and Science (CAES)

Academic Proud of SA’s “World Class” Research Capabilities Following US Visit

UKZN’s Professor Andrew Green says he has renewed confidence in the world class capabilities of South African research institutions following his Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar Program (FVRSP) stay in the United States. Professor Andrew Green, who is Head of the Marine Geology Research Unit in the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES), visited...
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2019 Science Careers’ Fairs

An event that provides an opportunity for companies to exhibit on campus for graduate recruitment purposes.
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Fulbright Scholarship for Environmental Science Graduate

A scientist at the Institute of Natural Resources (INR), Ms Samiksha Singh, is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship that will enable her to pursue her PhD at the University of California Riverside (UCR) in the United States. Singh, who said she was grateful and delighted to be awarded the scholarship, is...
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Travel Grant for World Congress on Agroforestry for PhD Candidate

UKZN’s Mr Misheck Musokwa, who is pursuing his doctorate in the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences, was in Montpellier in France to take part in the fourth World Congress on Agroforestry - thanks to a travel grant awarded by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the organising and scientific committees of the Congress....
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All Things “Creepy Crawly” at Award-Winning UKZN Royal Show Stand

There were smiles all round at the UKZN College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) stand at the annual Royal Agricultural Show in Pietermaritzburg after the team was awarded a Silver Medallion! The UKZN stand included displays from a range of academic disciplines in the College as well as a...
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Capturing the First Image of a Black Hole – Subject of Public Presentation at UKZN

Imaging black hole shadows with earth-sized telescopes was discussed by the University of Pretoria’s Professor Roger Deane at a public presentation hosted by the Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit (ACRU) in UKZN’s School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (MSCS). The topic stemmed from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration which...
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School of Engineering on Show at Cars in the Park

Petrol heads abounded at the annual Cars in the Park exhibition held at Ashburton outside Pietermaritzburg where UKZN Mechanical Engineering students and staff showcased some of their most prized mechanical designs and possessions. The UKZN display showcased four vehicles - a 1926 Ford Model T, a convertible Ford Mustang, the UKZN Solar Car 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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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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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.

July 12, 2019

Water Fellowship for UKZN Master’s Student

Master’s candidate at the Centre for Water Resources Research, Ms Jade Moody, is part of the first cadre of Water Fellows...
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July 12, 2019

UKZN Graduate One of the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans

UKZN alumnus, Dr Sphumelele Ndlovu, has been named one of the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans for 2019. Ndlovu was...
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July 4, 2019

University of Illinois Global Academy Visits UKZN

A delegation from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s (UIUC) College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) recently spent two days with...
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July 4, 2019

UKZN hosts Women in Leadership Workshop

UKZN’s Human Resources Division hosted a leadership workshop for women in academia that brought together women from different disciplines to...
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July 4, 2019

Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Supports UKZN Runners at Comrades Marathon

UKZN runners from the University Athletics Club, staff, students and alumni who participated in last Sunday's 2019 Comrades Marathon excelled;...
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July 4, 2019

New Centre Boosts Biodiversity and Ecology Research

UKZN’s Centre for Functional Biodiversity (CFB) was officially launched at an event on the Pietermaritzburg campus attended by academics, students...
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July 3, 2019

Visiting Academic Speaks on Statistical Meta-Analysis

The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science on the Pietermaritzburg campus hosted visiting Professor Ding-Geng Chen who gave a...
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July 3, 2019

Faecal Waste Workshop Yields Positive Outcomes

A collaborative international networking workshop with the focus on faecal waste management was held at UKZN’s School of Engineering. Cranfield...
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July 3, 2019

Astronomy Expedition to Sub-Antarctic Region

Astronomy Master’s students, Mr Scott Eyono, Mr Nivek Ghazi and Ms Tankiso Moso, recently returned from an astronomy expedition to...
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June 10, 2019

Fulbright Scholarship for Environmental Science Graduate

A scientist at the Institute of Natural Resources (INR), Ms Samiksha Singh, is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship that...
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June 10, 2019

Travel Grant for World Congress on Agroforestry for PhD Candidate

UKZN’s Mr Misheck Musokwa, who is pursuing his doctorate in the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences, was in Montpellier...
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June 7, 2019

All Things “Creepy Crawly” at Award-Winning UKZN Royal Show Stand

There were smiles all round at the UKZN College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) stand at the annual Royal...
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June 7, 2019

Capturing the First Image of a Black Hole – Subject of Public Presentation at UKZN

Imaging black hole shadows with earth-sized telescopes was discussed by the University of Pretoria’s Professor Roger Deane at a public...
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June 7, 2019

School of Engineering on Show at Cars in the Park

Petrol heads abounded at the annual Cars in the Park exhibition held at Ashburton outside Pietermaritzburg where UKZN Mechanical Engineering students and staff showcased...
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May 31, 2019

Launch of Africa’s First Recycled Water Handwashing Station Prototype

Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, with the support of UKZN’s Pollution Research Group (PRG) and...
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