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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Applications close 30 Sept

First-year applications for 2022 admission close at the end of the month. Take a look at our programmes and apply via the Central Applications Office (CAO).
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PRIS 2021 Call for abstracts

Postgraduate students are invited to submit abstracts for the annual Postgraduate Research & Innovation Symposium (PRIS), to deliver an oral or flash presentation.
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Umgenipoort Research Facility Provides Unique Opportunity for Interdisciplinary Research

Thanks to the generosity of the Oppenheimer family, UKZN has enjoyed access to an exciting research site facility near the source of the Umgeni River since 2015. A visit to the site - at Umgenipoort in the upper reaches of the Dargle Valley - was recently organised to explore avenues...
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Mathematician and Teacher Takes Einstein’s General Relativity to the ‘Next Level’ at Virtual Inaugural Lecture

A senior member of UKZN’s Astrophysics Research Centre and a full professor in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Professor Sudan Hansraj, is the first academic at the University to present his official inaugural lecture online.
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UKZN Partners with Johnson & Johnson on WiSTEM2D Programme

UKZN has joined Johnson & Johnson in its Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing and Design (WiSTEM2D) initiative which aims to increase the number of women who enter and graduate from undergraduate programmes with degrees in STEM2D.
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Radio Frequency Interference Testing of HIRAX Correlator Completed

The Hydrogen Intensity Real-Time Analysis eXperiment (HIRAX) has completed its Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) testing of the HIRAX correlator at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN) in Switzerland. The correlator was built by Swiss Partners at ETH Zürich (ETH-Z) and Université de Genève (UniGe), in collaboration with Canadian partners...
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More Olympiad Glory for UKZN Data Science Student

Second-year student in Data Science Mr Aaron Naidu has added yet another achievement to his growing list of accolades after being in a three-way tie for first place in the South African Tertiary Mathematics Olympiad (SATMO) - the second time he has won the contest, with his first victory recoded while he was still in high school!
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UKZN-Facilitated Mathematics Support Programme for High School Learners

More than 300 learners across South Africa participated in the Mthethwamatics Teach the Nation (TTN) programme, an online mathematics support event with tuition provided by maths boffins from various education institutions.
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Dean & Head of School

Prof Delia North

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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