The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science celebrated our PhD graduates in a series of virtual ceremonies. The College boasts a total of 92 doctoral candidates, 44 at the Pietermaritzburg campus and 48 at our Howard College and Westville campuses, with 29 coming from Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Science; 22 from Life Sciences; 15 from Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science; 12 from Chemistry and Physics; and 14 from Engineering.
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"Congratulations to all the 92 PhD graduates from the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) for making the full journey. Now you can look back and see the ground you
gained through learning and exposure to the different ways of solving problems."
Professor Albert ModiDeputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science
"I salute you for the sacrifices you made to complete your studies and begin to take your place in Society. Special congratulations to our doctoral candidates, who have achieved their highest qualification, contributed to new knowledge and become specialists, each in their own field."
Professor Neil KoorbanallyCollege Dean of Research
"We are aware that you have toiled for this special occasion. Your graduation is such a remarkable achievement for our University, as it fulfils the purpose of our existence. We would like to thank the generous funders who provided scholarships to you as graduates."
Professor Fhatuwani N MudauDean and Head of the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences
"Obtaining your PhD has required a lot of determination and sacrifice from both you and your families, however, we are sure that as you reflect on your time in our School you will feel a sense of pride in what you have achieved."
Professor Ross RobinsonDean and Head of the School of Chemistry and Physics
"As we celebrate this milestone achievement with you, please remember that this is just the beginning of greater things to come - keep pushing boundaries for the world is your oyster!"
Professor Ademola OlaniranDean and Head of the School of Life Sciences
"You have achieved the highest accolade and degree offered by UKZN, during a pandemic that the world has not experienced for nearly 100 years. Engineers are problem solvers and you have developed the highest level of skills to aid mankind with problems that our communities encounter every day."
Professor Glen BrightDean and Head of the School of Engineering
"Graduates, it is quite obvious that the extreme uncertainties during the pandemic did not deter your enthusiasm and zeal to conduct and conclude your doctoral research, as your dissertations were highly praised by the examiners. The School is extremely proud of our new doctoral graduates and would like to convey the heartiest congratulations on your well-deserved success."
Professor Delia NorthDean and Head of the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science