School of Life Sciences
School Leadership and Staff
Areas of Specialisation
Centres & Units
Cape Parrot Working Group
Cape Parrot Big Birding Day 2016
Centre for African Parrot Conservation
Plant Germplasm Conservation Research
Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development
Academic Groupings & Staff
Ariatti, Mario (Prof)
Thandar, Ahmed (Prof)
Scholarships and Bursaries
Bews Herbarium Online Collections
Botanic Gardens Virtual Tour
Microscopy & Microanalysis Unit
Durban Westville Campus
Welcome to the School of Life Sciences
The School of Life Sciences, which is located on the Pietermaritzburg and Westville campuses, is one of five schools in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science. The School has a staff complement of 117 academic and support staff; houses approximately 1609 undergraduate students; and boasts a postgraduate component of 606, engaged in Honours, Masters, PhD and Postdoctoral research. The School’s cutting edge laboratories and research equipment compare favourably with the best in the world. Caring and enthusiastic lecturers ensure that students emerge highly employable, with a rich university experience and a first class degree in the Life Sciences to their name.
Areas of Specialisation
This field of study encompasses all human, plant and animal life – ranging from microscopic germs to elephants and everything in between. Areas of specialisation within UKZN’s School of Life Sciences include:
College of Agriculture Engineering and Science Celebrates Distingu...
Academic staff from each School within the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (AES) were recognised at a Distinguished Teacher Awards Ceremony.
Fulbright Scholar from Virginia Commonwealth University visits UKZ...
Dr James Vonesh of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in the United States visited UKZN’s School of Life Sciences.
UKZN MACE LAB FEATURED ON 50 50 TV SHOW
Dr Deborah Robertson-Andersson and Mr Gan Moodley with their students from UKZN’s MACE Lab were recently featured on the SABC TV programme 50/50 in an Earth Day segment titled Plague of Plastic: KZN.
Pietermaritzburg & Westville campuses
Mrs Devashnee Chinniah
031 260 8317
Life Sciences Campus
Private Bag X 01
Private Bag X 54001
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