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UKZN Scholarship Yields More Results
Dr Manqoba Zungu is the fifth Talent Excellence and Equity Acceleration Scholarship (TEEAS) recipient to be appointed as a lecturer at UKZN and the second recipient of this scholarship to become a lecturer in the School of Life Sciences. Read more…
Dr Manqoba Zungu was an intern at the INR in 2015 and went on to complete his PhD at UKZN.
South African PhD hydrology student reflects on IWSN-funded UK visit
Mlungisi Shabalala, a 2018 INR intern, recently visited the UK as part of the Advanced Professional and Academic Development Program which is led by the Institute of Natural Resources (INR), in partnership with the International Water Security Network (IWSN), the University of the West of England (UWE) and the Centre for Water Resources Research of UKZN.
Through this trip he learnt a lot of research related skills through interacting with several experts in climate, water, land, food, energy and engineering related research.. Read more…
Travel Grant for World Congress on Agroforestry for PhD Candidate
UKZN’s Mr Misheck Musokwa, who is pursuing his doctorate in the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences, was in Montpellier in France to take part in the fourth World Congress on Agroforestry – thanks to a travel grant awarded by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the organising and scientific committees of the Congress. Read more…