UKZN is ranked as one of Africa’s most prominent universities, and is consistently highly ranked globally in terms of its research impact and academic quality. This research impact is enhanced through innovation and technology transfer, leading to tangible solutions to Africa’s challenges.
UKZN academics consistently rank amongst the top NRF-rated researchers in the country, with many boasting international collaborations with leading international universities and organisations. Industry and government can benefit through UKZN’s academic expertise and highly sophisticate research equipment through consultancy arrangements with the university.
UKZN is a pioneer in student entrepreneurship in South Africa, being the first institution to develop a student entrepreneurship policy. In addition, ENSPIRETM, which is a practical Entrepreneurship Skills Programme at the university, is fast gaining credibility as one of the most robust student entrepreneurship models in the country.