In 2021 the former School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, School of Environmental Sciences and the School of Agriculture was merged to form the new Faculty of Science, Engineering and Agriculture.  The UNIVEN Strategic Plan 2021-2025, is enabling the Faculty to restructure in the academic and research environments through engagement with relevant stakeholders such as local communities, industries, NGO’s and government departments to produce graduates that are locally relevant and globally competitive.

The Faculty introduces our staff and students to national and international interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research opportunities to develop in new concepts, analytical and problem-solving skills, independent thinking and to enhance their skill competencies and make them locally relevant and globally competitive.  The Faculty is actively engaged in various research projects and publish in high impact scientific journals.  We have several NRF rated scientists of which 2 are B-rated scientists.

The programmes in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Agriculture, are designed to prepare our students to face the challenges in science, engineering and agriculture and be able to play a leading role in solving global challenges.  Our graduates are trained to develop an innovative mindset, teamwork, communication skills and leave the University with a combination of advanced technical and professional skills valued by employers, and a qualification that is globally recognised.

I, therefore, want to welcome you to the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Agriculture and request that you make use of all the opportunities that the Faculty offers their staff, undergraduate and postgraduate students and grow into the next generation of scientists that will take South Africa to the forefront of technology and innovation on the Africa continent and beyond.

Prof Natasha Potgieter
Executive Dean

Office of the Executive Dean
Life Sciences and Chemistry Building: First Floor
University Road, Thohoyandou

Executive Secretaries:
Ms Bronia Mantshimuli
Tel: +27 15 962 8107

Ms Ndidzulafhi Mulovhedzi
Tel: +27 15 962 8107

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