School of Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science

Welcome to the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science

The school is one of five Schools in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science. It is located predominantly on the Pietermaritzburg, Westville and Howard College campuses. It houses approximately 900 undergraduate students; and boasts a postgraduate complement in excess of 210, engaged in Honours, Masters, PhD and Postdoctoral research.
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Public Lecture by Professor Kavilan Moodley

In Celebration of World Space Week, an Online Public Lecture: What Do Scientists Do? A Look Inside the Ivory Tower. Join us for an entertaining and informative look at the interesting research being undertaken at the Astrophysics Research Centre at UKZN.
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Mentorship Colloquium

This webinar focuses on navigating a mentorship relationship. It seeks to add value to academic and non-academic supervisors, managers, mentors, budding mentors and mentees. Topic: Tips on building a successful mentorship relationship  
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Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Workshops Series

KREATE, in partnership with SmartXchange and the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Computer Science division, invites eligible applicants to attend the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Workshops. The workshops will equip workshop participants with the knowledge to use big data from their organization or research to develop ML and Al applications to...
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Prof Sunil Maharaj wins the Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award for ground-breaking Astronomy Astrophysics Research

South Africa takes a giant leap towards becoming a global leader in astronomy and astrophysics as Professor Sunil Maharaj of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) receives the esteemed Annual Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award. The accolade recognises Professor Maharaj's exceptional work in the field of gravitational processes within evolving stars, a...
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Colourfest 2023 a Fun Run Extravaganza!

Staff in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) donned their running shoes and colourful costumes to take part in the annual CAES Fun Run which had as a theme: Easter with a Splash of Colour! Lured by the many prizes on offer - including First Man Home, First...
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Dean & Head of School

Prof Serestina Viriri

Ms Victress Nkone
031 260 7233

The  School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science is one of five Schools in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science. The School’s competent cohort of lecturers ensure that students emerge highly employable, with a rich university experience and a comprehensive, first-class Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree to their name.

The School offers is comprised of three disciplines, which provide students with access to numerous career opportunities.

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