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The University Research Office is based at the Govan Mbeki building on Westville campus

The University of KwaZulu-Natal currently has more than 250 post-doctoral fellows

Funds requests must be directed through the Colleges at the office of the College Dean of Research

You can upload your own publications on IRMA and ResearchSpace

ResearchSpace is the institutional repository of UKZN. It is a collection of full text theses and also includes research publications produced by UKZN academics.
Centres & Units


There are a large numbers of centres and units at UKZN. Some of these are teaching centres, some are involved in community engagement, some are research centres and some have a mixed mandate. The policy relating to units and centres in the UKZN Research Policy are for the establishment of UKZN Research Units and Centres. While the policy indicates the framework within which the University Research Committee is meant to assess the merit of these applications it does not contain specific criteria for their establishment.

Research Policy IV: Institutes, Centres And Unit


Flow Chart for Centres/Units

    Flow Chart for Processing of Applications for Centres/Units

Download the Application Form for the establishment of a Research Centre or Unit

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