College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science

Preventing Swine Farming Economic Loss Through Microbiology

Dr Yuzi Wu is one of six students who have graduated from UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) under an agreement between UKZN and the Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences (JAAS) in China. Following several visits and the signing of a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in 2014, academics at UKZN and...
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Six JAAS UKZN Co-Supervised Students Graduate

Six Chinese students graduated with their PhDs from UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES). Their studies fell under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UKZN and the Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences (JAAS) in China. Following several visits and the signing of a five-year MoU in 2014, academics at UKZN and JAAS...
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College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science Tops UKZN Researcher List

UKZN is ranked consistently as one of the leading research-intensive universities nationally, as well as on the African continent. This has been due to the exceptional performance of our researchers, both staff and students. Researchers from the College make up the majority of UKZN's top researcher lists, showcasing our research...
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September graduation | 13 September

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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UKZN Representatives in Old Mutual Student Competition

Nine students from the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) took part in the UKZN leg of a competition organised by Old Mutual and Plaas Media to identify top agricultural students at South African universities. Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES), Professor Albert Modi, said the one purpose of...
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KZN Tennis Association and AfriHuB Boost UKZN Tennis

“A healthy mind needing a healthy body”, received a much needed boost when the UKZN Tennis Club received a donation of tennis equipment and coaching funding to the value of R25 000 from the KwaZulu-Natal Tennis Association. The official handover was held at the renovated courts on the Howard College...
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Workshop on Seed Dispersal by Ungulates

Seed Dispersal by Ungulates from Southern Africa was the title of a workshop organised at UKZN by the School of Life Sciences in partnership with the Centre for Invasion Biology, SANParks and the French National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (Irstea). Ungulates are hooved mammals...
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Film Explores the Science Behind GMOs

The Food Evolution documentary, which tackles the science and debates surrounding the topic of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food, was screened before more than 200 guests at the John Bews building on the Pietermaritzburg campus. The screening was made possible by the South African Association for Food Science and Technology (SAAFoST) and co-ordinated...
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Iqraa Trust Pledges R1 Million in Bursaries for UKZN Engineering Students

The Iqraa Trust is committed to South Africa’s development. This was the assurance given by Iqraa Trust Executive Chairman, Dr Mahmoud Baker, when he pledged R1 million for bursary funding through the Hub for the African City of the Future (AfriHub) to students studying Engineering at UKZN. Iqraa Trust aims...
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Best Poster Award for Avocado PhD Research

Mr Sakhile Mathe, a PhD candidate in Horticultural Sciences, received the Young Minds Award for best poster at the 30th International Horticultural Congress (IHC) organised by the International Society for Horticultural Sciences (ISHS) in Istanbul, Turkey. Mathe, whose trip was funded by the Post-Harvest Innovation Programme, presented his poster on girdling as a tool to unravel...
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Breakfast Celebrates Culmination of UKZN Wonder Women in Science Campaign

UKZN’s Wonder Women In Science (WWIS) campaign culminated in a women’s breakfast held at the Coastlands Hotel in Durban. The campaign - run last month by the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science to commemorate National Science Week and National Women’s Month - comprised a series of articles which profiled passionate, pioneering...
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UKZN InQubate Partners with Sigma International on Telkom Student Income Generator Programme

UKZN InQubate has, through its ENSPIRE programme (Entrepreneurship Skills Programme), facilitated a partnership with Sigma International to pilot a first of its kind Student Income Generator Project. Sigma International, a specialist enterprise development organisation based in Durban, is a Master Dealer to Telkom. This six-month project will see 100 students from...
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New CAES Staff Members Receive Warm Welcome

The University of KwaZulu-Natal recently hosted an Induction breakfast for new staff members of the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES). The induction breakfast provided an opportunity for all new CAES members to be acquainted with the academic and management structures of the University while also serving as a...
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InQubate Seminar “ENSPIRES” Innovation during Student Entrepreneurship Week

To mark the Student Entrepreneurship Week, UKZN InQubate and the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) hosted a seminar on intellectual property (IP), commercialisation and entrepreneurship. Professor Neil Koorbanally of the School of Chemistry and Physics, Ms Nonkululeko Shange and Ms Simphiwe Mntambo of InQubate gave presentations at the seminar which was held in Pietermaritzburg....
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UKZN hosts Inqubate Business Pitch Finals

UKZN InQubate recently participated in the National Student Entrepreneurship Week at the Howard College and Pietermaritzburg campuses through its Entrepreneurial Skills Programme, ENSPIRE, launched earlier this year. ENSPIRE held back-to-back elevator pitch challenges on recently. Students from across the University were invited to pitch their business ideas. The top 10...
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Professor Albert Modi

Deputy-Vice Chancellor

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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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September 11, 2018

UKZN Representatives in Old Mutual Student Competition

Nine students from the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) took part in the UKZN leg of a competition organised...
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September 11, 2018

KZN Tennis Association and AfriHuB Boost UKZN Tennis

“A healthy mind needing a healthy body”, received a much needed boost when the UKZN Tennis Club received a donation...
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September 11, 2018

Workshop on Seed Dispersal by Ungulates

Seed Dispersal by Ungulates from Southern Africa was the title of a workshop organised at UKZN by the School of...
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September 11, 2018

Film Explores the Science Behind GMOs

The Food Evolution documentary, which tackles the science and debates surrounding the topic of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food, was screened...
Read More
September 11, 2018

Iqraa Trust Pledges R1 Million in Bursaries for UKZN Engineering Students

The Iqraa Trust is committed to South Africa’s development. This was the assurance given by Iqraa Trust Executive Chairman, Dr...
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September 11, 2018

Best Poster Award for Avocado PhD Research

Mr Sakhile Mathe, a PhD candidate in Horticultural Sciences, received the Young Minds Award for best poster at the 30th International...
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September 11, 2018

Breakfast Celebrates Culmination of UKZN Wonder Women in Science Campaign

UKZN’s Wonder Women In Science (WWIS) campaign culminated in a women’s breakfast held at the Coastlands Hotel in Durban. The campaign -...
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August 30, 2018

UKZN InQubate has, through its ENSPIRE programme (Entrepreneurship Skills Programme), facilitated a partnership with Sigma International to pilot a first of...
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August 30, 2018

New CAES Staff Members Receive Warm Welcome

The University of KwaZulu-Natal recently hosted an Induction breakfast for new staff members of the College of Agriculture, Engineering and...
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August 30, 2018

InQubate Seminar “ENSPIRES” Innovation during Student Entrepreneurship Week

To mark the Student Entrepreneurship Week, UKZN InQubate and the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) hosted a seminar on intellectual property (IP), commercialisation...
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August 30, 2018

UKZN hosts Inqubate Business Pitch Finals

UKZN InQubate recently participated in the National Student Entrepreneurship Week at the Howard College and Pietermaritzburg campuses through its Entrepreneurial...
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August 30, 2018

Physics MSc Student Enriched by CERN Experience

Ms Kimara Naicker, a summa cum laude BSc Honours in Physics graduate, recently visited the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland...
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August 30, 2018

Receiving Signals from the Stars

To commemorate National Science Week and National Women’s Month, the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science is honouring its female scientists through...
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August 30, 2018

Chemist Has the Right Mix of Hard Work and Persistence

To commemorate National Science Week and National Women’s Month, the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science is honouring its female scientists through...
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August 30, 2018

TATA Doctoral Scholarship for Astronomy Whizz

Ms Sinehlanhla Precious Sikhosana received a TATA Doctoral Scholarship at the Department of Science and Technology (DST) South African Women in Science...
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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.