Water Fellowship for UKZN Master’s Student

Master’s candidate at the Centre for Water Resources Research, Ms Jade Moody, is part of the first cadre of Water Fellows in a programme instituted by the Water Research Commission (WRC). This fellowship is awarded to students supported through the Water Research, Development and Innovation Roadmap implementation unit housed at the WRC with funding from the Department of Science and

UKZN Graduate One of the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans

UKZN alumnus, Dr Sphumelele Ndlovu, has been named one of the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans for 2019. Ndlovu was recognised in the category of Science and Technology for his work as one of five directors at the Indabuko Institute, an organisation that focuses on research and development of energy solutions. He currently serves as

University of Illinois Global Academy Visits UKZN

A delegation from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s (UIUC) College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) recently spent two days with academics and researchers at UKZN exploring the creation of strong and lasting partnerships between the two institutions. Eleven academics and administrators from ACES visited UKZN as part of their Academy for Global Engagement (Global Academy), a flagship

UKZN hosts Women in Leadership Workshop

UKZN’s Human Resources Division hosted a leadership workshop for women in academia that brought together women from different disciplines to share their experiences, learn from one another and feel empowered. Executive Director: Human Resources, Dr Siphelele Zulu reflected on how important it is for the University to empower women and encouraged more women to motivate

New Centre Boosts Biodiversity and Ecology Research

UKZN’s Centre for Functional Biodiversity (CFB) was officially launched at an event on the Pietermaritzburg campus attended by academics, students and researchers from across the University’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science, as well as several other institutes and research centres. Addressing attendees, Professor Steven Johnson, Director of the CFB and South African Research Chair (SARChI)

Academic Proud of SA’s “World Class” Research Capabilities Following US Visit

UKZN’s Professor Andrew Green says he has renewed confidence in the world class capabilities of South African research institutions following his Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar Program (FVRSP) stay in the United States. Professor Andrew Green, who is Head of the Marine Geology Research Unit in the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES), visited various institutions in the United

Visiting Academic Speaks on Statistical Meta-Analysis

The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science on the Pietermaritzburg campus hosted visiting Professor Ding-Geng Chen who gave a talk on statistical meta-analysis. Meta-analysis is a statistical analysis that combines the results of various scientific studies to test a hypothesis and reach a more reliable and efficient conclusion. Chen is a Professor in Biostatistics

Faecal Waste Workshop Yields Positive Outcomes

A collaborative international networking workshop with the focus on faecal waste management was held at UKZN’s School of Engineering. Cranfield University in Bedfordshire in England organised the two-day event in collaboration with the University of Witwatersrand and UKZN’s Pollution Research Group (PRG) to bring together professionals, academic researchers and stakeholders in organic waste and faecal

Astronomy Expedition to Sub-Antarctic Region

Astronomy Master’s students, Mr Scott Eyono, Mr Nivek Ghazi and Ms Tankiso Moso, recently returned from an astronomy expedition to Marion Island near the Sub-Antarctic region. The expedition was led by Astronomer, Professor Cynthia Chiang, who, together with her students, upgraded and debugged the Probing Radio Intensity at high-Z from Marion (PRIZM) radio telescope, and