College of Agriculture, Engineering
and Science (CAES)


UKZN Research Space

Research Space is the institutional repository of the University of KwaZulu-Natal which was developed to increase the visibility, availability and impact of its research output. It was also created to disseminate and manage digital materials created by researchers of the institution.

Directory of Experts

Knowledge leaders are essential in the rapidly-changing and information-rich world of today. Research underpins the College, which boasts the highest research output of the entire university. 

We have a number of world-class researchers who are experts in their field and are among UKZN’s top published researchers.

PhD Graduates

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. 

NRF proposal workshop

Postgraduate Research & Innovation Symposium (PRIS)

The College hosts the annual Postgraduate Research and Innovation Symposium (PRIS), to provide a challenging and competitive environment for postgraduate students to present their scholarly work, via posters and presentations, to an academic audience, while at the same time disseminating knowledge. The event is seen as a highlight of the academic calendar and draws more than 800 attendees.

The event is also used to build relationships with members of industry. Industrial partners attend the event to view the research, exhibit their offerings, judge the submissions and sponsor prizes.

Research Groups and Centres

The following UKZN research groups, units and centres contribute actively to the college’s research output:

School of Engineering

School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science