The Faculty of Science is respected within South Africa, Africa and the international academic arena as an important knowledge-partner that plays an active role in the development of South African society.
The Faculty of Science has eight departments, as well as several world-renowned centres with excellent facilities and established research groups. We offer training in the fundamental sciences: degree programmes in the physical, biological and mathematical sciences.
Approximately 30% of our students are postgraduates and we confer a large number of research master’s and doctoral degrees each year. We focus strongly on the publication of our research outputs in international journals of high standing, and make use of National Research Foundation (NRF) ratings as a guide to the recognition of our staff in their respective fields.
The Faculty of Science works with the Department of Science and Technology and numerous other institutions to promote and encourage awareness of the importance of science and technology among society and in our schools. We also contribute to social capacity and the development of people through the establishment of partnerships with schools and science teachers.