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Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the Faculty of Science website, which we hope you will find informative and easy to use whether as a first-time student seeking information about undergraduate degrees, as a student enquiring about postgraduate study, as a postdoctoral researcher looking for research opportunities, or as an established researcher seeking opportunities to collaborate.

The Faculty prides itself on its strong teaching programmes, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and on the strength of its research enterprise. With well developed international links with researchers across the world, the Faculty is a major contributor to cutting-edge, globally relevant research. Our goal is to be internationally recognised as a leading, research-intensive Faculty and the top Science Faculty on the African continent, producing research that is globally competitive and locally relevant.

At the same time, we strive to be a major contributor to educating scientists of the future through our many and varied undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Our degrees are internationally recognised, thus ensuring that graduates are globally mobile. The majority of our staff have strong international research profiles and have active research programmes covering a wide range of science disciplines that involve collaborations with leading researchers across the world. 

We are proud of our diverse student and staff bodies, with more than a third of our students and staff being international. We believe that our learning and research environments are considerably enhanced by the rich exchange of ideas and experiences that transpire from this diversity. Links with other African universities and leading academic institutions around the world are strong, and there is a regular stream of world-class researchers and teachers visiting the Faculty on an annual basis, to the benefit of students and staff alike.

The Faculty is equipped with a vast range of infrastructure and state-of-the-art equipment linked to ongoing research projects, enabling prospective students and researchers the opportunity to explore many different areas of specialisation. Details of such opportunities, in both research and teaching, can be found elsewhere on the website.

Should you have any queries, please contact us.

Professor Anton le Roex
Dean: Faculty of Science