Research Gateway

Research and Postgraduate Education:

Research and postgraduate education are core activities in the Science Faculty. Between 2003 and 2012, total weighted outputs (research papers and graduating Master’s and Doctoral students) increased by 96%. There has been a 108% increase in the number of postgraduates (MSc & PhD) graduating between 2003 and 2013 and an 88% increase in papers (2003-2012). In April 2017 we graduated 38 PhDs and 107 Master’s students.

47 of our academic staff have an NRF rating and we have two A rated scientists.

We host seven SARChi Research Chairs in the following areas:


Research Institutes and Units

Visit the departmental web sites to learn more about our research
Our research is strengthened by close collaboration with research institutes and facilities in the region including SAIAB, SAEON and the Albany Museum


Please click on links below for more information on research within the faculty and university: