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UKZN has several exclusive degrees on offer; we are the only institution in the world to offer training and degrees in the field of Food Security
UKZN offers an exceptionally wide range of exciting and innovative courses that will broaden perspectives, foster a capacity for independent critical thinking, and provide intellectual tools to develop your mind, while enhancing your career opportunities in the local and global marketplace
UKZN’s campuses have vibrant atmospheres with students gathering at the various coffee shops, cafeterias and meeting places in-between lectures. Not all learning takes place in the lecture theatre
UKZN offers extensive sporting, cultural and extramural facilities
UKZN is one of three African universities rated amongst the top 500 universities in the world according to the Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU)
Nationally, UKZN produced a total of 1,424.22 publications units, which was the highest of the 23 publicly funded universities ...Source:
Department of Higher Education and Training (DoHET) reports on Institutional research outputs
UKZN is situated in the subtropical seaside city of Durban and in the Midlands city of Pietermaritzburg, capital of the province of KwaZulu-Natal. All our campuses, except for Pietermaritzburg, are close to the main Durban beach front
UKZN is one of the largest universities in sub-Saharan Africa
In 2010, UKZN celebrated a century of academic advancements
UKZN is the only University in South Africa to offer a degree in Agricultural (Bioresources) Engineering that is fully accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa
UKZN is the third most productive university in South Arica in terms of research output
UKZN offers approximately 2000 academic programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels
International partnerships with institutions in 46 countries provide an opportunity for direct interface and global academic exchange that enhances scholarship and the student experience
The Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) is amongst the largest and most successful research institutes in Africa
The multi-million rand KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS (K-RITH), an international centre of scientific research, is located on the Medical School campus. K-RITH is a ground breaking partnership between UKZN and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in the United States
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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.
author, John Van De Ruit, graduated from UKZN.
UKZN is the third most productive university in South Africa in terms of research output
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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