• A perceived lack of good project management at local government level to drive service delivery in Metro municipalities led the Head of the Durban University of Technology’s Public ...read more
  • Six UKZN Mechanical Engineering students who were part of the team which created an award-winning solar-powered car, graduated with BScEng Degrees...read more
  • On 15th April, UKZN conferred the degree of Science honoris causa to Professor Alan Aderem, a distinguished scholar in Immunology and cell biology. ...read more
  • Ms Bongisiwe Shelembe grew up in the rural area of Msinga in KwaZulu-Natal where education is regarded as a precious commodity...read more
  • UKZN scientist Dr Adriana Marais, who is among the final 100 shortlisted candidates to possibly go to Mars on a one-way mission, has...read more
  • UKZN’s PhD graduate in Telehealth, Dr Caron Jack, assessed the legal and ethical issues with Telehealth, eHealth and mhealth communication technologies and the results were significant...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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