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University of KwaZulu-Natal

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) is located in the picturesque province of KwaZulu-Natal. It is a teaching and research-led university with a proud and rich heritage of academic excellence. In 2010, the province celebrated 100 years of Higher Education – a centenary of scholarship, innovation and community engagement. This vast wealth of knowledge production lies at the heart of the university’s success as one of the top institutions on the African continent and one of only three South African Universities listed amongst the top 500 Universities in the world according to the Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU). UKZN is passionate about teaching and learning. The motto is: Every Student Matters, transcends the social, cultural and academic discourse across disciplines. The University encourages and embraces diversity in all facets of student experience. UKZN is a residential university structured on a College model. Four Colleges comprising of two disciplines each offer a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across five campuses: Westville, Edgewood, Howard College, Medical School and Pietermaritzburg. UKZN offers innovative curricula for accredited professional degrees through dynamic teaching and learning. Research activities are conducted in state-of-the art laboratories and span the natural, biomedical, humanities and social sciences. In addition, UKZN offers the opportunity to take part in extensive sporting and cultural activities. The University promotes access to learning that will increase educational and employment opportunities for the historically disadvantaged. It supports transformation and redress and aims to provide an enabling environment for all its students to ensure individual intellectual development, an awareness of social responsibility and sound ethical practice in today's diverse society.

Country South Africa
School name University of KwaZulu-Natal
City Durban
Degree Bachelor, Master, Phd
Faculty
(Undergraduate)
School of Engineering
School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences
School of Chemistry and Physics
School of Life Sciences
School Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science
School of Clinical Medicine
School of Laboratory Medicine & Medical Sciences
School of Health Sciences
School of Nursing & Public Health
School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics
School of Arts
School of Social Sciences
School of Applied Human Sciences
School of Built Environment and Development Studies
School of Education
School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
School of Law
School of Management, IT and Governance
Faculty
(Graduate)
School of Engineering
School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences
School of Chemistry and Physics
School of Life Sciences
School Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science
School of Clinical Medicine
School of Laboratory Medicine & Medical Sciences
School of Health Sciences
School of Nursing & Public Health
School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics
School of Arts
School of Social Sciences
School of Applied Human Sciences
School of Built Environment and Development Studies
School of Education
School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
School of Law
School of Management, IT and Governance
Graduate School of Business and Leadership
Coed/Woman Coeducation
Establishment Public
Language used in the class English, Afrikaan
Religious background N/A
Year of foundation 2004
The number of students (Undergraduate) N/A
The number of students (Graduate) N/A
Test required for admission Documents review, Language proficiency
% applicants admitted N/A
The number of foreign students N/A
ARWU Rank (2013 ranking) 401-500
QS Rank (2013 rankings) 501-550
THE Rank (2013 rankings) N/A
Address University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, 4041
Link to official website http://www.ukzn.ac.za/
Link to contact website http://www.ukzn.ac.za/contact-us/general