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UKZN’s Specialist Physician scoops a global excellence award
UKZN’s Specialist Physician and PhD graduate, Dr Somasundran Pillay, has recently been  awarded the International Hospital Federation Global Excellence Award in Leadership and  Healthcare at the 41st World Hospital Congress held in Taipei, Taiwan.  This was in recognition of his PhD research work which resulted in a paper titled:... Read more
School of Education hosts German teacher exchange programme members
Representatives of the ENSA Teacher Exchange Programme in Berlin on a visit to South Africa to explore issues of sustainable development were co-hosted by UKZN’s School of Education. The group, comprising eight students and two lecturers, were primarily hosted by the Wildlife Society of South Africa in Howick, and... Read more
UKZN hosts SAIEE national student project competition
The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) will host the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) National Student Project Competition on Thursday, 23 November 2017 at the Unite School of Engineering Building, Howard College Campus at 10:30. (Enter via Gate 8 on Rick Turner Road). The annual event brings together... Read more
Quantum Technology postdoc is South Africa’s first OSA ambassador
Dr Yaseera Ismail, a postdoctoral researcher at UKZN’s Centre for Quantum Technology, has become the first South African to be  selected as an Ambassador of the Optical Society of America (OSA). Ismail is one of 10 ambassadors for 2018, with other participants coming from nations including the USA, Ukraine, Mexico, Australia, Brazil,... Read more
Building relationships between industry and academia
The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a Town and Gown event to cement relationships between academia and business in the province. At the function, UKZN’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Albert van Jaarsveld shared highlights from the University’s new strategy, including the focus on being “people-centred”... Read more
UKZN’s shining star off to Oxford on the esteemed Rhodes Scholarship
Current final year medical student at UKZN, 24-year-old Mr Kumeren Govender, has been awarded the prestigious Rhodes scholarship 2018 for travel, living and study expenses at Oxford University, England. Oxford was recently ranked as number one in the world by The Times Higher Education World Rankings of Universities. Govender... Read more
UKZN SARChI chair awarded WHO grant worth R980 000
The Food Safety and Zoonosis Programme of the World Health Organization (WHO) awarded UKZN’s Professor Sabiha Essack a grant worth about R980 000 for a research project she is working on. The project is titled: The Triangulation of Antibiotic Resistance (ABR) from Humans, the Food Chain and Associated Environments... Read more
Education Lecturer Makes The Young Independents (TYI) Top 100
Lecturer in the School of Education, Ms Nosipho Bele has made the 2017 Top 100 list of The Young Independents (TYI). Launched in 2015, by the Independent Media Group, TYI captures exciting youth-driven initiatives locally and across the continent. This is a platform created by the youth, for the youth.... Read more
CAES top researchers contribute to world-class research
From left: Professor Sreekantha Jonnalagadda, Professor Hussein Shimelis, Professor Precious Sibanda, Professor Amir Hossein Mohammadi and Professor Johannes van Staden. In September, the University of KwaZulu-Natal congratulated its top performing researchers for 2016. Of the 30 researchers honoured, 16 are based in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science, where they... Read more
Outstanding Talent on Show at 21st Poetry Africa Auditions
The Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) within UKZN’s College of Humanities recently hosted its Prelude Poets auditions for Poetry Africa 2017 in Durban. Emerging poets gave of their best in a competition that was tough and very real. Judges Ms Onke Mtshali, Mr Mcebisi Sithole, Mr Menzi Mhlongo, Ms Lungile Ngubelanga and Ms... Read more

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