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Professor Nana Poku: Vice-Chancellor of UKZN

Chair of Council, Dr Letticia Moja congratulates Professor Nana Poku on his appointment as Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of KwaZulu-Natal after the Council of the University made the announcement on 24 June 2019 for a five-year term of office with immediate effect. Professor Poku was the Acting Vice-Chancellor since October 2018. View News […]

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UKZN appoints Professor Nana Poku as Vice-Chancellor and Principal

There is a new man at the helm of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The Council of the University has announced the appointment of Professor Nana Poku as Vice-Chancellor and Principal for a five-year term of office with immediate effect. The appointment follows a global search and was made with the unanimous approval of both Council […]

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UKZN Opens Historic Buildings Named after Struggle Icons

The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s School of Education recently opened three of their new buildings on the Edgewood campus in Pinetown. The state of the art facilities are proudly named after renowned struggle icons and educators Ellen Kuzwayo, Phyllis Naidoo and Dulcie September. The new facility, which is now complete, boasts three lecture theatres, staff offices […]

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Crazy Socks4Docs Campaign

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN Medical students supported the #CrazySocks4Docs (CS4D) campaign to show solidarity for all medical professionals and students living with depression and other mental challenges. As part of the campaign, Falke, the Ithemba Foundation and Cipla donated 12 000 pairs of high quality, highly visible socks to medical professionals and students around […]

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School of Arts Hosts Celebration for Umakhweyana Bow Teacher

The Music Discipline at the School of Arts hosted a celebration for its longstanding umakhweyana bow teacher, Brother Clement Sithole. The event was held in partnership with the National Arts Council, the UKZN African Music Project and the KwaZulu-Natal United Music Industry Association (KUMISA). The celebration was initiated by the Director of the African Music Project […]

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Academic Proud of SA’s “World Class” Research Capabilities Following US Visit

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN’s Professor Andrew Green says he has renewed confidence in the world class capabilities of South African research institutions following his Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar Program (FVRSP) stay in the United States. Professor Andrew Green, who is Head of the Marine Geology Research Unit in the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES), visited […]

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Distinguished Teachers’ Awards for UKZN Academics

Four UKZN academics received Distinguished Teachers’ Awards (DTA) at a dinner hosted by the University Teaching and Learning Office (UTLO). They were Professor Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan, Dr Msizi Mkhize, Dr Mvuselelo Ngcoya and Professor Fayth Ruffin. And for the first time at UKZN, Certificates in Excellence in Teaching were presented. They went to Professor Ruth Hoskins, […]

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School of Engineering on Show at Cars in the Park

Petrol heads abounded at the annual Cars in the Park exhibition held at Ashburton outside Pietermaritzburg where UKZN Mechanical Engineering students and staff showcased some of their most prized mechanical designs and possessions. The UKZN display showcased four vehicles – a 1926 Ford Model T, a convertible Ford Mustang, the UKZN Solar Car and a […]

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All Things “Creepy Crawly” at Award-Winning UKZN Royal Show Stand

There were smiles all round at the UKZN College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) stand at the annual Royal Agricultural Show in Pietermaritzburg after the team was awarded a Silver Medallion! The UKZN stand included displays from a range of academic disciplines in the College as well as a variety of plants, mammals, reptiles […]

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Capturing the First Image of a Black Hole – Subject of Public Presentation at UKZN

Imaging black hole shadows with earth-sized telescopes was discussed by the University of Pretoria’s Professor Roger Deane at a public presentation hosted by the Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit (ACRU) in UKZN’s School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (MSCS). The topic stemmed from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration which revealed the first ever image […]

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