UKZN Makes Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018 Top 100

It is with great honour and pride that we announce that the University of KwaZulu-Natal was named one of the top 100 universities in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2018. Ranked number 83, UKZN is the only South African University to feature in the top 100 list. THE is the leading provider of higher education

Suffering and Triumph for UKZN Comrades Marathon Runners

It was both ecstasy and agony for UKZN staff and students who participated and finished the grueling 2018 Comrades Marathon which can be described by some as 90,184km of pure torture; but well worth it in the end as one savours the sweet fruit of their victory after months of intense preparation. A group of

Summa Cum Laude Graduate Forges Career as Female Engineer

Ms Iksha Singh graduated with her Master’s in Civil Engineering summa cum laude in April and now the engineering whiz is using her ambition, determination and fearlessness to shine in a traditionally male-dominated industry. Singh grew up in a Durban household where her father, a professional engineer and consultant, exposed her to the world of engineering and

Zooming in on Agripreneurship and Sustainable Agricultural Value Chains

Agripreneurship and sustainable agricultural value chains were the main topics of presentation at the third annual Ukulinga Howard Davis Memorial Symposium hosted by UKZN at its Ukulinga Research Farm in Pietermaritzburg. Topics at the two-day gathering ranged from agripreneurship to technological and postharvest innovation. Local NGOs, including the Siyazisisa Trust and the Institute of Natural Resources presented, as did the student

PhD Students Fly UKZN Flag at International Nanotechnology Conference

Two PhD candidates from UKZN’s School of Life Sciences received Best Paper awards for their oral presentations at the annual International Conference on Nanomedicine, Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering (NDDTE’18) in Budapest, Hungary. The International Conference on Nanomedicine, Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineeringaims to become the leading annual conference in fields related to nanomedicine, drug delivery and tissue engineering. The

Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for Renowned UKZN Hydrologist

Click here for isiZulu version Professor Roland Schulze, UKZN Hydrology Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Associate in the Centre for Water Resources Research (CWRR), received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Utility Week Industry Awards which recognises energy and water influencers in Africa. Over 600 guests from 30 countries attended the glamorous black-tie event, many of them Africa’s

UKZN’s Award-Winning Stand Delights at Annual Royal Show

Click here for the isiZulu version Three years in a row, the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) has won the Royal Industrial Floating Trophy for Best Display in an individual building at the annual Royal Show in Pietermaritzburg. The College also received a gold medal for its impressive display and the team was commended for its customer

Best Presenter Award for Biochemistry Academics

Professor Shahidul Islam was awarded the prize for the Best Oral Presenter in the general category at the 2018 Seoul International Conference on Endocrinology and Metabolism (SICEM), an event organised by the Korean Endocrine Society. Islam’s presentation was derived from his considerable research on the major public health problem of Type 2 diabetes or non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), a

Fulbright Scholar’s Overseas Training to Enable SA Molecular Research First

Dr Anathi Magadlela, a Plant Molecular Biologist in the School of Life Sciences, is the recipient of a Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar Program (FVRSP) which will enable him to conduct research in his field of expertise at an institution in the United States for three to nine months. The FVRSP is intended to strengthen academic programs or curricula

Honouring Distinguished Teachers

UKZN academics, Professor Naven Chetty, Professor Gueguim Kana and Dr Ansurie Pillay received Distinguished Teachers’ Awards at a gala dinner hosted by the University’s Teaching and Learning Office (UTLO) at Coastlands on the Ridge. Welcoming guests, Professor Bala Pillay, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching and Learning, said the awards recognise and reward excellent teaching. He remarked