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UKZN-Among-Top-400-Universities-in-the-World

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has for the first time ever been ranked among the top 400 best performing universities in the world according to the latest 2020/2021 Times Higher Education (THE) rankings. UKZN was placed in the 351-400 band, a significant improvement from its previous ranking in the top 500 (401 – 500) in […]

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Young-UKZN-Alumna-Excelling-in-the-Optometry-World

Bachelor of Optometry alumna, Ms Duduzile Sibisi, owns two optometry practices at the tender age of 25… and plans to open more! Sibisi, who grew up in the rural KwaZulu-Natal town of Dannhauser, completed her studies on the Westville campus in 2016. She now owns Sibisi Optometrists at Tugela Ferry and co-owns Central Medical Centre […]

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Tricia-Naicker-Flies-the-UKZN-Flag-High-Once-Again

The youngest Associate Professor at UKZN’s College of Health Sciences, Professor Tricia Naicker, has been awarded the 2020 Raikes Medal by the South African Chemical Institute. The medal acknowledges a member of the Institute, under the age of 40, whose original chemical research performed in South Africa shows outstanding promise, as displayed in articles they have […]

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UKZN’s School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Agriculture Sector Education Training Authority (AgriSETA), enabling collaboration in research within the authority’s focus areas and in training that will boost the agricultural sector in South Africa. The agreement will help cultivate collaboration between UKZN, a leader […]

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PhD candidate in Biostatistics, Mr Innocent B Mboya has been invited on to a taskforce for COVID-19 Pandemic Modelling in Africa. Invited by the African Union Scientific Technical Research Commission through the African Scientific Research and Innovation Council (ASRIC), the Applied Biostatistician and assistant lecturer at Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMUCo) will contribute to efforts to model […]

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Award-winning Durban photographer Val Adamson, who has photographed the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience since it began in 1998, shares her work in an online exhibition titled: 21 years of JOMBA! through the lens. The exhibition will run on the festival website at the same time as the dance experience – from 25 August to 6 September. […]

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Wonder-Women-In-Science-2020

Click here to register for our webinar The first week of August marks important times in South Africa’s future and past. National Science Week (first week in August) is an initiative that promotes careers in Science, Engineering and Technology to students. National Women’s Day (9 August) marks the anniversary of the 1956 march of 20 […]

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Dr Lorika Beukes

To commemorate National Science Week and National Women’s Month, UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science is honouring its female scientists through a Wonder Women in Science campaign, highlighting women who are passionate about their fields, pioneering innovative research and development, and being examples to colleagues following in their footsteps on the road towards careers in Science, […]

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Professor-Hangwelani-Magidimisha-Chipungu

Lecturer in the School of Built Environment and Development Studies, Professor Hangwelani Magidimisha-Chipungu (35), has become the first SARChI Chair in Inclusive Cities in South Africa. The Chair is co-funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) and South African Cities Network. This is the first Chair in the Built Environment Cluster at UKZN and speaks […]

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Professor Nombulelo Magula is Head of UKZN’s Department of Internal medicine and serves on the COVID-19 Ministerial Advisory Committee for the National Minister of Health in South Africa. She serves on the MAC as an internal medicine specialist and clinical researcher in the Clinician’s and Research committees. Magula has been working in the field of […]

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