Fourth Fountainhill Estate Symposium Explores Research Implementation

The fourth annual Fountainhill Estate (FHE) Research Symposium at the estate near Wartburg, KwaZulu-Natal focused on the theme of taking research into operational implementation and featured almost 30 presentations that included a number on work undertaken by UKZN staff and students on the estate. The two-day symposium, co-hosted by the uMngeni Environmental Infrastructure Partnership, provided a

Agricultural Economics PhD Candidate Wins Big at SASTA Congress

Click here for isiZulu version Ms Wadzanai Mafunga, a PhD candidate in Agricultural Economics at UKZN, received two awards after presenting at the annual South African Sugar Technologists’ Association (SASTA) Congress. The awards were presented at SASTA’s Annual General Meeting in Mount Edgecombe in October. In the Agricultural Engineering and Economics session of the Congress

SARChI Chair Contributes to International Publication on Women Leaders in Engineering

Professor Cristina Trois, South African Research Chair (SARChI) in Waste and Climate Change at UKZN, contributed a chapter to the recently published book Rising to the Top – Global Women Engineering Leaders Share Their Journeys to Success. She is one of only two South Africans among the 32 contributors who share their journeys to leadership

South Africa’s HIRAX Telescope Driving Industry Engagements

The Hydrogen and Real-time Analysis eXperiment (HIRAX), led from UKZN, has deployed two new prototype telescope dish designs, one aluminium and the other fibreglass, at the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) Hartebeesthoek site near Johannesburg. The fibreglass dish was designed and manufactured by MMS Technology in Pretoria, and the aluminium one through a partnership

UKZN Seals Partnership with Moses Kotane Institute

A research partnership recently signed by the Moses Kotane Institute (MKI) and UKZN is based on research, innovation and maritime as a strategy to contribute to the economic development of KwaZulu-Natal. This is underpinned by STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) found across all Colleges of the University. Professor Bala Pillay of the College of

Academic’s Contribution to New Book Enhances Understanding of Global Savanna Systems

The publication of a book titled Savanna Woody Plants and Large Herbivores is the culmination of years’ of work by Professor Peter Scogings of the School of Life Sciences, who was one of the editors of the work. The book deals with the interactions between woody plants and browsing mammals in global savannas and discusses contemporary savanna

Successful Industrial Expo at School of Engineering

An industrial expo organised by the Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC) at UKZN’s School of Engineering attracted students, lecturers and SAIMC regional and committee members, among others. The expo, which involved collaboration between the School of Engineering and SAIMC, included a variety of industries which displayed state-of-the-art products and processes. ‘The aim

International Prize for Greening Chemistry

Leading UKZN scientists and internationally renowned pharmaceutical chemistry boffins, Professors Fernando Albericio and Beatriz Garcia De la Torre have been awarded $25,000 by the American Chemical Society (ACS) Green Chemistry Institute Pharmaceutical Roundtable (GCIPR) to advance green chemistry research in the pharmaceutical sciences. The six recipients of the prize included four institutions from the United

School of Engineering Celebrates ECSA Accreditation

The School of Engineering’s disciplines have continued to receive accreditation with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), following an assessment of its Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BScEng) undergraduate programmes this year. After ECSA completed its recent assessment of Civil Engineering, it conferred continued accreditation with no deficiencies and no concerns until 2024. Civil Engineering received the