UKZN among Top 400 universities worldwide
The University of KwaZulu-Natal has 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, the first time that we have achieved this feat. It marks a significant improvement from... Read more
Professor Naicker scoops another prestigious award
The youngest Associate Professor at UKZN’s College of Health Sciences, Professor Tricia Naicker, was recently 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 shows outstanding promise, as adjudged by publications... Read more
Durban International Film Festival programme aims to “Shift Paradigms”
The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts (CCA), will host the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) from 10 to 20 September 2020. This year, for its 41st edition, the festival curated a film programme that speaks to the historical injustices, and the different ways in which healing and... Read more
UKZN return to campus of students under lockdown level 2
In keeping with the Department of Higher Education and Training’s (DHET) guidelines under level 2 of the lockdown, the University of KwaZulu-Natal is currently preparing for the next phase of the staggered return of students to campus. Under lockdown level 2, a further one third (1/3) of the UKZN student cohort... Read more
UKZN Academic Develops Framework for Online Learning – ASSET© (Academic SkillSET)
Responding to the need for academics to rapidly re-skill, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) academic in Information Systems and Technology, Dr Upasana Singh has developed a conceptual framework – ASSET© (Academic SkillSET) for online teaching, learning and assessment. Singh has developed this framework as part of her research on the... Read more
International Study Finds Depression linked to Food Insecurity in SA
An international study funded by the United Kingdom’s (UK) Wellcome Trust’s Sustainable and Healthy Food Systems (SHEFS) project, has found a high incidence of depression amongst people living in food insecure environments in South Africa (SA). The collaborative study which included scientists from the United States, the UK and... Read more
UKZN Engineer and PhD Candidate Among African Space Industry’s Top 10 Under 30
Mr Kai Broughton, a PhD candidate and propulsion engineer in the Aerospace Systems Research Group (ASReG), has been named among the African Space Industry’s Top 10 Under 30 by the Space in Africa news agency. “It’s an honour to be chosen as one of this year’s class of young... Read more
Digital Arts Student shortlisted for the Yogi Sip Young Creators Network competition
Digital Arts honours student, Mr Zico Mthethwa, was recently shortlisted for the Yogi Sip Young Creators Network competition. He was selected from over 600 creatives from across the country who submitted their best work to take part in this year’s Young Creators’ Network competition. The selected artists stand a... Read more
Over 20 vocalists raise their ‘Voices against Gender-Based Violence
The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (UKZN) and iSupport Creative Business are proud to present a vocal fundraising concert featuring over 20 vocalists raising their voice to raise funds for the KZN Network on Violence Against Women. The online concert will take place as part of the regular... Read more
PhD Candidate shares his Research on Healthcare and Human Rights
The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened interest around the globe in issues relating to healthcare and human rights. For one PhD candidate, this led to an opportunity to share his work on a national stage. Doctoral Fellow at UKZN’s School of Law Mr Bonginkosi Shozi, whose research is supported by... Read more

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