• The Discipline of Geography within the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences recently hosted a visiting expert...read more
  • Dr Maheshvari Naidu, an Anthropologist in the School of Social Sciences, has been awarded a grant and invited to join a collaborative project spearheaded by the African Gender Institute...read more
  • A total of 380 school pupils benefitted from the Enriched Management Studies Winter School and the Literacy Winter School programmes ...read more
  • The 2014 NRF Medical Education Colloquium, hosted by UKZN’s Department of Rural Health...read more
  • Deputy President of UKZN’s Convocation Executive, Mrs Joy Ndlovu, successfully balances her role as Managing Director of Ndlovu & Co Holding...read more
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Did you Know?

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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