• UKZN Master of Music student Mr Prince Bulo recently won the prestigious 2014 Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) Overseas Scholarships Competition...read more
  • President of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) Mr Oregan Hoskins, also a UKZN alumnus, recently presented a thought-provoking public lecture...read more
  • Dr Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan, Senior Lecturer in Teacher Development Studies in the School of Education, recently gave a presentation for ...read more
  • A novel study conducted as an Honours project by Sport Sciences (Biokinetics) student, Casey de Koning, was recently published in the ...read more
  • A new initiative is underway whereby universities are being encouraged to work with the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) to address national priorities....read more
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UKZN’s School of Information Systems and Technology was the first university in South Africa to introduce Podcasting as an educational tool.

The University enjoys a century of academic advancements.

Spud author, John Van De Ruit, graduated from UKZN.

Nationally, UKZN produced a total of 1,424.22 publications units, which was the highest of the 23 publicly funded universities.

South Africa's best-known and most popular television maths and science teacher William Smith obtained a Master’s degree from the former University of Natal

UKZN is one of three African universities rated amongst the top 500 universities of the world according to the Academic Rankings of World Universities(ARWU).

The multimillion-rand KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS (K-RITH), an international centre of scientific research, is located on the University's Medical school campus.

The University offers approximately 2 000 academic programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

UKZN has been home to many successful sportsman over the years, Tommy Bedford a former Springbok Rugby player, Shaun Pollock & Jonty Rhodes South African Cricketers.

Some high profile businessmen studied at UKZN, Sol Kerzner the developer of Lost city & more, Stephen Saad the CEO & founder of Aspen Pharmacare Holdings, Guy Brazier the regional leader of Deloitte & Alan Olivier the CEO of Grindrod Group.

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