• More than 100 of the 4 108 University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) scholarship winners for 2014 were honoured at the University’s Annual Awards Ceremony on the Westville campus...read more
  • A PhD student within the English Discipline at UKZN, Ms Janet van Eeden, recently screened her film A Shot at the Big Time at the Cannes Short Film Festival....read more
  • Top UKZN researcher and School of Management, Information Technology & Governance academic, Professor Sanjana Brijball Parumasur recently delivered her Inaugural Lecture...read more
  • Delegates at the Population Modelling workshop hosted by UKZN’s School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science....read more
  • Two postgraduate Human Nutrition students, Ms Keressa Govindsamy and Mr Samukelisiwe Madlala, and Masters student, Ms Faith Akob, visited the...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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