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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Women in Analytics and Dudes in Data | 26 Nov

UKZN’s Women in Analytics and Dudes in Data event caters for top performing Grade 11 pupils with a flair for the mathematical sciences. Its aim is to expose young talent to the exciting field of Data Science as a possible future career path.
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PRIS 2022 | 8 & 9 Dec

Join us for this two-day online post-graduate conference where you will get see: Almost 200 oral/ flash presentations, Keynote address from Dr Debra Roberts, Close to 30 industry exhibitions, Lucky draw prizes and the Official prize-giving ceremony.
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International Mathematical Union Fellowship for PhD Candidate

Mr Victor Uzor, who graduated with his Master of Science in Mathematics summa cum laude earlier this year, is celebrating receiving a Breakout Graduate Fellowship (BGF) from the International Mathematical Union (IMU). The IMU BGF grants assist recipients to complete their PhDs. They are made possible by donations from winners of the Breakthrough Prizes in Mathematics and are provided by...
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UKZN’s Public Relations Divisions Among the Best in the Country

UKZN won six awards at the 2022 Marketing, Communication and Advancement in Education (MACE) Excellence Awards which recognise excellence and achievements among marketing, advancement and communication practitioners in the Higher Education sector. The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) Public Relations (PR) team picked up four awards. The first was a...
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Prestigious ASSAf Membership for UKZN Academics

Five UKZN academics, Professors Yin-Zhe Ma, Rituparno Goswami, Deevia Bhana, Kogieleum Naidoo and Thajasvarie (Anita) Naicker are among 29 of South Africa’s leading scholars and scientists inaugurated as members of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) while Professor Asanda Mditshwa is among 10 young academics admitted to the...
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Dean & Head of School

Prof Serestina Viriri


PA/Secretary:
Ms Victress Nkone
Nkonev@ukzn.ac.za
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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