School of Life Sciences

Welcome to the School of Engineering

Welcome to the School of Life Sciences, which is located on the Pietermaritzburg and Westville campuses. The School has a...
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We are in the process of redeveloping our website. Please contact us if you are not able to find the...
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Ford Wildlife Foundation Vehicles Boost Life Sciences Research

Research on hippos fish, herps, birds and other mammals by students and researchers in UKZN’s School of Life Sciences is benefitting from...
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UKZN Mourns Death of Aquatic Biology Expert

UKZN - including those in its School of Life Sciences - is mourning the death of Honorary Research Fellow Professor Olaf Weyl,...
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PhD Student Publishes in Prestigious International Journal

Mr Miguel Castañeda-Zárate, a Mexican TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences) funded PhD candidate in the School of Life Sciences...
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MAgric Teaches “Old Dog” New Tricks!

Seasoned irrigation technician, Mr Danie le Roux has rebooted his academic career using his considerable experience and skill to complete...
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Life Science Teacher Awarded PhD, Now Set on Postdoc Research

Durban’s Thomas More College was proud to announce that it now has a new doctor in the house – Life...
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Canada Trip Leads to MSc

Ms Gugulethu Tshabalala, an intern project manager at the Duzi-uMngeni Conservation Trust (DUCT) in Pietermaritzburg, graduated from UKZN with a...
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Son Fulfils Promise Made to Dying Father

Mr Bayanda Sonamzi was awarded his MSc degree in Ecological Sciences from UKZN – fulfilling the commitment he made to...
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Childhood Interest in Reptiles Progresses into Doctoral Degree

Since a child, Dr Cormac Price has been fascinated by reptiles and amphibians even though he was born and raised...
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UKZN Unites with Water and Agriculture Sectors for World Food Day Dialogue

UKZN’s Centre for Transformative Agricultural and Food Systems (CTAFS) joined the Water Research Commission (WRC), the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural...
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Television Show Features UKZN Researchers’ Work with Snakes

An eight-part television series titled Snake Season, produced by People°sWeather for their DStv channel 180 focusing on weather, environmental and lifestyle news, features...
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College Student Support Services Internship Produces Qualified Psychologists

Click here for isiZulu version The Student Support Services (SSS) Division in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) is celebrating the qualification...
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Wonder Women in Science Virtual Event a Resounding Success

About 600 people registered for this year’s Wonder Women in Science (WWIS) webinar, which celebrated achievements of the College of Agriculture, Engineering and...
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Research on Fig Extract for Diabetes Treatment Among Journal’s Most Cited

Professor Shahidul Islam of the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s School of Life Sciences (SLS) has been recognised for authoring one of...
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Dean & Head of School

Prof Ademola Olaniran

Ms Xoli Shandu
031 260 1545

The School of Life Sciences is comprised of 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.

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:

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We are developing a new look and feel for our website. We have a few quirks to fix, but we will have everything up and running in no time.

If you don’t find the information you need, please drop up us a line and we’ll get back to you. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.