Welcome to the College of Agriculture, Engineering & Science

The College is committed to the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s vision of being the premier university of African Scholarship. It strives to play a transformational role in the development of South Africa and the continent while providing a meaningful contribution to global knowledge production

2020 Virtual Graduation

The University has partnered with the SABC to broadcast the ceremony live on SABC 3, Channel 193. Graduation will also be live-streamed and a link will be communicated in due course. We intend to make this virtual ceremony every bit as rich and meaningful as possible.

FLAIR Fellowships a Boost for Three UKZN Researchers

Click here for isiZulu version Three UKZN scientists are among 30 early career researchers in Africa to receive support for their investigative work from the Future Leaders – African Independent Research (FLAIR) programme. They are Dr Clinton Veale of the School of Chemistry and Physics, Dr Jaclyn Mann of the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences (SLMMS),

Health Experts Panel Supports Ban on Cigarette Sales

Click here for isiZulu version The ban on cigarettes sales has slowed the spread of COVID-19 and will ease pressure on the health system, a panel of experts led by UKZN’s Professor Mosa Moshabela has found. The panel was at UKZN’s Data@breakfast, a webinar hosted by Moshabela – an expert on public health – where

Water Research Magazine Profiles Head of UKZN’s Pollution Research Group

The March/April edition of the Water Research Commission’s (WRC) Water Wheel magazine features the Head of UKZN’s Pollution Research Group (PRG) Professor Chris Buckley, identifying him as a “water personality” and recognising his more than three decades of leadership in water conservation and pollution research. Buckley, in partnership with Ms Susan Mercer, leads the PRG’s

Extended Learning Webinar Explores Immunity, Nutrition and COVID-19

How nutrition is linked to immunity and the healthy choices individuals can make in the shadow of COVID-19 were outlined in the first of a series of webinars hosted by UKZN’s Extended Learning (UEL) Unit on topics related to nutrition. The presentation was made by Professor Suna Kassier of UKZN’s Discipline of Dietetics and Human Nutrition.

Pee Power Project Benefits from UKZN Research

A Microbial Fuel Cell stack prototype continuously produced electricity from human urine over a period of eight months powering four LED lights fitted within a previously unlit communal ablution block. It was part of a project piloted in Durban and made possible by a partnership of research institutions including UKZN’s Pollution Research Group (PRG). A group of researchers from

RUNRES Team Adapts to COVID-19 Conditions to Continue Community Engagement

An international project working alongside communities to co-design safe, cost-effective and socially acceptable waste management and sanitation innovations to establish a circular economy has continued its work with communities living in Vulindlela on the outskirts of Pietermaritzburg in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. The rural-urban nexus: Establishing a nutrient loop to improve city region food system

2020 Online open day

Are you thinking about studying Agriculture, Engineering or Science?  Tune in to our webinar and learn about career opportunities and study options in these fields at UKZN

Internship Accreditation for CAES Student Support Services

The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) Student Support Services (SSS) Division is celebrating the accreditation of its Counselling Psychology internship programme by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). It is the only College at the University to have achieved this distinction. The accreditation enables the Division to host student interns who