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​​​​​​Innovatively creating new knowledge and leading scientists

The Faculty of Science comprises thirteen Departments, namely: Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering; Applied Chemistry; App​​​lied Physics and Engineering Mathematics; Biochemistry; Biotechnology and Food Technology; Botany and Plant Biotechnology; Chemistry; Geography, Environmental Management & Energy Studies; Geology; Physics; Pure and Applied Mathematics; Statistics; Zoology. Non-academic units housed in the Faculty include SPECTRUM (an Analytical Research Facility), the Faculty's Workshop and the Glass Blowing Unit​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.

In addition, the Faculty has a regular Newsletter and is also involved in Community Outreach Programmes​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​. 

We offer excellent bursaries for top achievers in Science​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​. Visit the UJ Winter School​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Science Workshops​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​