UKZN Launches Exciting New Degree in GIS and Earth Observation

The 4th Industrial Revolution has seen an increase in the use of spatial data for decision-making in line with promoting evidence-based and knowledge driven economies. Responding to these paradigm shifts, a new programme (BSc GIS-EO), has been created in the School of Agricultural Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES). The programme, which offers a three-year study in

College PhD Celebration

The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science celebrated our PhD graduates in a series of virtual ceremonies.

Statistical Association Bursary for BSc Graduate

Mr Sbongiseni Mthethwa has not only graduated with a BSc degree majoring in Mathematics and Statistics, but has also earned a prestigious industry bursary from the SA Statistical Association (SASA) to pursue honours studies – one of only three awarded nationally. Mthethwa was born in the small rural village of Burford in the Ladysmith area.

Summa Cum Laude Student Develops Possible Solution to Public Transport Woes

Top achiever Mr Menzi Skhosana, who was fully sponsored by the Zenex Foundation throughout his senior school years, matriculated at Ogwini Comprehensive Technical High in Umlazi in 2015. IT classes spurred his interest in programming and convinced him to pursue Computer Science and Information Systems after matric. He chose UKZN for his higher education because

Schoolgirl’s Encounter with Astronomy Leads to Doctoral Degree

Dr Sinenhlanhla Sikhosana’s first encounter of an informative kind with astronomy was when as a young schoolgirl she attended an astrophysics and cosmology career exhibition week at UKZN, learning that she could pursue a career in the field and that funding opportunities were available. With stars in her eyes, she graduated with a Doctor of

Sixteen Distinctions and Counting

Mr Sfundo Khumalo achieved 16 distinctions during studies at UKZN for his BSc degree. An Ikusasalethu Secondary School matriculant, where he achieved six distinctions, he was inspired by his friend, Mr Thamisanqa Mtshali, who told him about the ‘M’ Stream (Mathematics) offering at UKZN. ‘I became interested right away,’ said Khumalo. ‘I regarded my acceptance at

UKZN Autumn Grad by Numbers

Of the 10 313 graduands being awarded degrees and diplomas during the 2021 UKZN Autumn virtual Graduation ceremonies, 382 will graduate cum laude and 149 summa cum laude – with women making up 68% of the top achievers! The virtual Graduation ceremonies – all starting at 11h00 – will be broadcast by the University between 25 and 28 May, starting

Welcome to the Intranet!

UKZN has launched a new user-friendly intranet site for staff and students to access the latest news, tools, and information – all on one platform.

VirtualGradExpo: 11 – 12 May

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which disrupted the traditional graduate recruitment calendar by making campus career fairs impossible to host, SAGEA has hosted two successful virtual career fairs. Held in collaboration with 23 Universities, this is the final event for the year.