• ‘The first week in September is Arbor Week when anyone and everyone the world over is encouraged to plant trees.’ ...read more
  • The College of Health Sciences’ Annual Research Symposium was once again a resounding success at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine campus where ...read more
  • The fourth-year Audiology students held a highly successful Deaf Awareness Campaign at Westville campus as part of Deaf Awareness Month....read more
  • Senior Lecturer and cluster leader in UKZN’s School of Education, Dr Thabo Msibi, recently presented his research on same-sex and gender diversity issues in Africa ...read more
  • Ms Fezile Mdluli, who graduated with a Master’s in Food Security from UKZN in 2013, recently travelled to the United States to present some of the results...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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