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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.
Post-Doctoral fellow at TechWomen Initiative in the US
Dr Yaseera Ismail, attended the TechWomen initiative in the United States - a five-week programme which included a professional mentorship visit with a host company.
UKZN Team Win Top Prizes in Microbrewery Competition
An interdisciplinary team of UKZN staff and students scooped first and second prizes in their respective categories in the South African Breweries annual Beer Brewing Challenge.
Grade 9 Career Expo on Edgewood Campus Inspires Learners
Learners from 37 previously disadvantaged schools in the Umlazi and Pinetown districts attended a Grade 9 Expo hosted on UKZN’s Edgewood
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