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Welcome to the School of Chemistry & Physics
UKZN’s School of Chemistry and Physics is one of five Schools in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science. It is located predominantly on the Pietermaritzburg and Westville campuses, with a small Engineering service presence on Howard College.
It has a staff complement of 148 academic and support staff , houses approximately 600 undergraduate students and boasts a postgraduate component of 250, 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 an excellent degree in Chemistry or Physics to their name.
Mars One Project Astronaut Candidate Speaks at UKZN Alumni Forum
Mars One Project astronaut candidate and UKZN alumnus, Dr Adriana Marais, was the guest speaker at the first UKZN Durban Alumni Association gathering this year
High School Pupils at UKZN for Introduction to Chemistry Course
As part of an initiative to promote the study of Chemistry among high school learners, the Discipline of Chemistry on the Pietermaritzburg campus hosted 74 young pupils and their teachers.
Chemical Producer Gives UKZN R1 3m for Student Development
LignoTech SA, a subsidiary of the Norway-based chemical producer, Borregaard, has invested R1 350 000 towards nurturing the next generation of students at UKZN.
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