The University of Kwa-Zulu-Natal has been placed as the top university nationally for total published research outputs and total weighted actual research outputs for 2018.
This is for the latest audited assessment period by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).
Previously the university was placed 2nd nationally with regard total published research outputs.
In a statement to staff seen by Inside education, the office of the deputy vice chancellor Professor Nana Poku says they are extremely proud of the achievements and would like to convey leadership’s appreciation and thanks to all staff, students, and stakeholders that have been instrumental in us achieving this position as the top university nationally in terms of research outputs.
It adds that UKZN produced the largest number of accredited journal outputs nationally, a total of 2 069.36 units in 2018.