College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science

Inaugural lecture | 18 October

The Vice-Chancellor and Principal cordially invites you and your spouse/partner to attend an inaugural lecture presented by Professor Bice Susan Martincigh entitled, The marvels and magic of Physical Chemistry
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Exploring the Unintended Negative Consequences of Climate Change Action

Professor Larry Swatuk of the University of Waterloo in Canada recently visited the Centre for Water Resources (CWRR) at UKZN after launching the book: Water in Southern Africa. In the book published by the UKZN Press, Swatuk recommends learning to see water and the region differently in order to meet present challenges and better prepare for an uncertain,...
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Umjikelezo We-Science on the Road Again to Promote Science in KZN

Umjikelezo We-Science, a science outreach collaboration, held its second four-day roadshow during which it visited four schools in rural parts of KwaZulu-Natal to promote studies and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Facilitators of the show include a team of 26 representatives from the Centre for the Advancement...
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Masters Research Assistant Hosts Grandparents’ Day at Edendale Home

Masters candidate in Agrometeorology and research assistant in the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) Ms Mendy Ndlovu celebrated her birthday this year by hosting a grandparents’ day at a local nursing home in Edendale, treating all 60 residents to care packages and a lunch. Under the auspices of the...
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Siyanqoba UKZN Maths Stars Shine at National Competition

Two senior and two junior UKZN’s Siyanqoba Maths teams competed in the South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) annual Mathematics team competition. The competition involves top Mathematics high school pupils from across the country. This year, UKZN’s senior A team finished second and the junior A team fifth. More than 90 teams participated,...
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Hundreds Attend Grade 9 Expo on Edgewood Campus

The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES), in partnership with the eThekwini Municipality, hosted a four-day Grade 9 Expo on UKZN’s Edgewood campus. The Expo highlighted the importance of equipping learners early on in their academic careers with both educational and insightful information regarding career and academic options. More...
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Career Fair Opens Doors for Students

The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) hosted a Career Fair on the Pietermaritzburg campus for students in science and agriculture introducing them to career options in the presence of representatives from a variety of companies. Hundreds of students who attended the event had the opportunity to discuss their studies and...
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Best Oral Presentation Award for UKZN Student at SA Institute of Physics Conference

Mr Bernard Mmame, a Master’s degree candidate in the National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme (NASSP) node in the School of Chemistry and Physics (SCP) at UKZN, has received a best oral presentation award at the Space Science division at the 63rd South African Institute of Physics (SAIP) 2018 Conference in Bloemfontein. Mmame, who attained a...
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Launch of IPCC Technical Support Unit Office at UKZN

The launch of the Durban office of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Working Group II Technical Support Unit (WGII TSU) at the Smart Grid Research Centre on UKZN’s Westville campus attracted more than 60 guests drawn from a broad spectrum of academia, and representatives from local and national government and the media. The Durban...
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New Vision for SARChI Chair in Land Use Planning and Management

The National Research Foundation (NRF) has appointed UKZN’s Professor Onisimo Mutanga as the South African Research Chair in Land Use Planning and Management. The South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI), established in 2006 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the NRF, is designed to attract and retain excellence in research and innovation at South...
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El Niño Inspired MSc Graduate to Breed Maize for Drought Tolerance

Ms Lucia Ndlala has graduated with her Master’s through the Improved Master’s in Cultivar Development in Africa (IMCDA) at UKZN which is funded by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). This programme is unique in its combination of research and internships, enabling students to spend between six and 12 months as interns...
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Passion for Solving Scientific Puzzles Earns Mdluli a Master’s Degree

‘Do what you have to do in order to do what you want to do’. These are the words that motivate Ms Sibusiswangaye Mdluli who graduated with a Master’s degree in Plant breeding. ‘I chose UKZN because it is one of the best tertiary institutions in the country, particularly in...
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Master’s Graduate Helping Meet Soybean Demand Through Breeding

Ms Mwila Chibanda graduated with her Master’s through the Improved Master’s in Cultivar Development in Africa (IMCDA) programme at UKZN, which is funded by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). The programme combines research with internships and sees students spending between 6 and 12 months as interns at a seed company,...
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PhD Graduate’s Doctoral Studies Dedicated to Late Son

hough faced with personal challenges throughout her postgraduate studies, Dr Patricia Govender still managed to graduate with her PhD from the School of Chemistry and Physics. While pursuing her Baccalaureus Procurationis (BProc) degree with the intent of becoming a Patent Attorney, her son, Teshan Govender, was diagnosed with Duchene Muscular Dystrophy; a...
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PhD Graduate Improving Ugandan Rice Production

Dr Mary Teddy Asio has graduated with her PhD through the African Centre for Crop Improvement (ACCI), having worked on a genetic study of upland rice varieties in Uganda to identify those that are resistant to Striga hermonthica. Asio’s research involved a genetic analysis of upland rice for grain yield and some agronomic traits...
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Professor Albert Modi

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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:

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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October 12, 2018

Inaugural lecture | 18 October

The Vice-Chancellor and Principal cordially invites you and your spouse/partner to attend an inaugural lecture presented by Professor Bice Susan...
Read More
October 4, 2018

Exploring the Unintended Negative Consequences of Climate Change Action

Professor Larry Swatuk of the University of Waterloo in Canada recently visited the Centre for Water Resources (CWRR) at UKZN after launching the book: Water in Southern...
Read More
September 25, 2018

Umjikelezo We-Science on the Road Again to Promote Science in KZN

Umjikelezo We-Science, a science outreach collaboration, held its second four-day roadshow during which it visited four schools in rural parts...
Read More
September 25, 2018

Masters Research Assistant Hosts Grandparents’ Day at Edendale Home

Masters candidate in Agrometeorology and research assistant in the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) Ms Mendy Ndlovu celebrated her...
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September 25, 2018

Siyanqoba UKZN Maths Stars Shine at National Competition

Two senior and two junior UKZN’s Siyanqoba Maths teams competed in the South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) annual Mathematics team competition. The...
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September 25, 2018

Hundreds Attend Grade 9 Expo on Edgewood Campus

The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES), in partnership with the eThekwini Municipality, hosted a four-day Grade 9 Expo...
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September 25, 2018

Career Fair Opens Doors for Students

The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) hosted a Career Fair on the Pietermaritzburg campus for students in science and agriculture...
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September 25, 2018

Best Oral Presentation Award for UKZN Student at SA Institute of Physics Conference

Mr Bernard Mmame, a Master’s degree candidate in the National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme (NASSP) node in the School of Chemistry and...
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September 25, 2018

Launch of IPCC Technical Support Unit Office at UKZN

The launch of the Durban office of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Working Group II Technical Support Unit (WGII TSU) at the Smart...
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September 25, 2018

New Vision for SARChI Chair in Land Use Planning and Management

The National Research Foundation (NRF) has appointed UKZN’s Professor Onisimo Mutanga as the South African Research Chair in Land Use Planning and Management....
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September 20, 2018

El Niño Inspired MSc Graduate to Breed Maize for Drought Tolerance

Ms Lucia Ndlala has graduated with her Master’s through the Improved Master’s in Cultivar Development in Africa (IMCDA) at UKZN which is...
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September 20, 2018

Passion for Solving Scientific Puzzles Earns Mdluli a Master’s Degree

‘Do what you have to do in order to do what you want to do’. These are the words that...
Read More
September 20, 2018

Master’s Graduate Helping Meet Soybean Demand Through Breeding

Ms Mwila Chibanda graduated with her Master’s through the Improved Master’s in Cultivar Development in Africa (IMCDA) programme at UKZN, which is...
Read More
September 20, 2018

PhD Graduate’s Doctoral Studies Dedicated to Late Son

hough faced with personal challenges throughout her postgraduate studies, Dr Patricia Govender still managed to graduate with her PhD from...
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September 20, 2018

PhD Graduate Improving Ugandan Rice Production

Dr Mary Teddy Asio has graduated with her PhD through the African Centre for Crop Improvement (ACCI), having worked on a genetic...
Read More

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Wonder Women In Science campaign

The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science commemorates National Science Week and Women’s Day with the Wonder Women In Science campaign.

These are passionate, pioneering and persistent heroines who are making waves in fields of science and stand as shining examples for all.