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

Fighting Dread Diseases Inspires this Health and Wellbeing Warrior

MSc Biochemistry summa cum laude graduate, Mr Keelan Jagaran is passionate about science and it shows in his outstanding academic achievements. After matriculating from Raisethorpe Secondary School in Pietermaritzburg, Jagaran completed a BSc degree, majoring in Biological Sciences and Genetics. ‘UKZN has always been a highly esteemed university where I knew I would get a high-calibre education,’

Graduate Makes her Family Proud

The first in her family to complete a postgraduate degree, Ms Farzana Mohamed has graduated with 73% for her MSc in Microbiology. Mohamed, who attributes her Science acumen to her late teacher, Ms A Ramishwar, says her preferred choice of institution was UKZN which is ranked among the top five universities in South Africa. Mohamed

Research Results May Lead to Alternative to Conventional Medical Therapy

Ms Seetha Govender hopes to commercialise a formulation created during research work she did for her MSc degree which will in turn contribute towards the bio-economy of South Africa. Govender matriculated with exceptional results from Buffelsdale Secondary School in Tongaat and then completed a BSc majoring in Genetics and Microbiology. After completing the K-RITH &

African Elephant Management in Research Spotlight

Having done her masters at UKZN – supervised by Professor Rob Slotow – on the costs and consequences of immunocontraception implementation in elephants, it was only natural that Dr Audrey Delsink continued with doctoral research at the same institution and with the same supervisor. Now she has a PhD degree in Biology focusing on the

Tea Research Assists in Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

Tea was the subject of research by Chinese national Dr Xin Xiao who graduated with a PhD in Biochemistry. Xiao examined the antioxidative and antidiabetic potential of a variety of widely consumed Chinese and South African indigenous teas, contributing significantly to Type 2 diabetes treatment using alternative medicine. He was overjoyed at his success saying: