UKZN suspends 2021 reopening
The University of KwaZulu-Natal has postponed the reopening of its campuses on 4 January 2021. The district municipalities where our campuses are located has been declared COVID-19 hotspots and hence our campuses will remain closed for all on-campus activities (excluding essential services) until 18 January 2021. It is hoped... Read more
UKZN to host Postgraduate Research and Innovation Symposium (PRIS)
The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) will showcase top student research projects at the annual College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) Postgraduate Research and Innovation Symposium (PRIS) on 10 & 11 December 2020. Professor Salim Abdool-Karim, Director of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa... Read more
UKZN hosts virtual spring graduation ceremony
The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) will host a virtual graduation ceremony for the class of 2020 on 30 October 2020. The decision to host a virtual graduation has been made in accordance with the national lockdown and social distancing regulations to safeguard all South Africans from contracting COVID-19 (Coronavirus).... Read more
UKZN Study finds Burnout, Anxiety and Depression High Amongst Medical Doctors IN KZN
A UKZN study by Dr Thejini Naidoo, a psychiatry registrar based at the King Edward VIII hospital; found a high prevalence of burnout, anxiety and depression amongst medical doctors (MD’s) in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). Her study which was conducted in 5 public sector training hospitals in KZN, formed part of... Read more
UKZN launches Intern Mentorship Programme
Contact: Professor Ncoza Dlova – Dlovan@ukzn.ac.za – 0824646210 UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine launched an Intern Mentorship Programme in partnership with Investec through a webinar with around 180 attendees made up of medical interns, academics and mentors. The brain child of Professor Ncoza Dlova, Dean of the School, the... Read more
Poetry Africa presents Poetry for social change in virtual festival
The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) in partnership with the US Embassy South Africa, French Institute of South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts at Culture, Windybrow Arts Centre and Institut Ramon Llull will host the 24th Poetry Africa International Festival from 12 to 17 October 2020. ... Read more
UKZN and DUT join Forces to Tackle COVID-19 through Medicinal Plant Research
Scientists from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and the Durban University of Technology (DUT) have come together to identify bioactive compounds from South African plants that could potentially be effective in the treatment against SARS-CoV-2. The first phase of the research project titled, ‘Identification of potential SARS-CoV-2 inhibitors from... Read more
Durban International Film Festival announces DIFF Award Winners during the closing night
The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts (CCA), is hosting the Durban International Festival (DIFF) from 10 to 20 September 2020. This year, for its 41st edition, the festival presented a programme of close to 60 feature films, documentaries and short films alongside exciting industry programme: isiPhethu. The... Read more
ENACTUS UKZN ranked top 16 on ENACTUS worldwide network
UKZN’S ENACTUS team placed in the Top 16 at ENACTUS World Cup 2020. This is a huge achievement as the team has now positioned UKZN on the top 1% globally when it comes to social entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable impact by ENACTUS teams in higher institutions. As National Champions,... Read more
UKZN’s Andy Gray receives International Award
UKZN’s Mr Andy Gray, won the annual Helen Clark-Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice (JoPPP) Award for Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice Research together with Birna Trap, Denmark and Paul Newton, University of Oxford. The trio is being presented with the award based on the scientific merit of their work,... Read more

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