University of KwaZulu-Natal

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Animal Science and Veterinary Ranking

South Africa Established: 2004 Scholars: 6
Top Scientists Overview

Top scientists

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s h-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph by December 6th 2021.

This ranking lists all top researchers from the Animal Science and Veterinary discipline and affiliated with University of KwaZulu-Natal. There are a total of 6 researchers included with 3 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the h-index values for top scientists in University of KwaZulu-Natal is 150 with a mean value for the h-index of 25.00. The total sum of publications for top scientists in University of KwaZulu-Natal is 726 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 121.00.


The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) is a public university located in South Africa. Formed in 2004, the university is one of the youngest institutions in the country and the continent. Despite being relatively young, UKZN is one of the country’s most highly regarded research-focused universities. Ranked as one of the top 83 young universities in the world, it is the only South African institution to appear on the top 100 list.

The university came into existence on January 1, 2004, as a result of the merging of two universities—the University of Durban-Westville and the University of Natal. The University of Natal traces its roots back to 1910, while the University of Durban-Westville was established in the 1960s. The University of KwaZulu-Natal has a century of historical academic advancement since it combines the rich histories of both institutions.

The merger between the two KwaZulu-Natal institutions created one of the largest universities in sub-Saharan Africa. The university has five campuses in Durban: the former The University of Durban-Westville and Pietermaritzburg and the original location of the University of Natal. The campuses include Edgewood Campus, Howard College, Medical School Campus,
Pietermaritzburg Campus, and Westville Campus.

The University of KwaZulu-Natal is organized around four colleges consisting of a total of 19 schools. The colleges include Humanities (six schools); Agriculture, Engineering, and Sciences (five schools); Health Sciences (four schools); and Law and Management Studies (four schools). With these schools, the university offers a wide array of enterprising degree programs that cover a diversity of professions. The comprehensive range of about 2,000 undergraduate, postgraduate, and alternative access programs make it easy for students to choose their degrees based on their career aspirations and interests.

The university is home to more than 36,700 full-time students, mostly drawn from the SADC region and the rest of Africa. However, the University of KwaZulu-Natal has created a thriving multicultural environment. As such, it draws full-time students from Europe, China, the United States, India, and the rest of the world. Even better, the institution has established various global academic exchange agreements. Some of its major exchange partners who enhance both the student experience and scholarship include Nipissing University, (Canada), University of Calgary (Canada), University of Denver (U.S.), and University of Illinois (U.S.).

In terms of research, the University of KwaZulu-Natal is one of the two most productive research institutions in South Africa, and amongst the top 500 consistently rated universities. There are 15 research institutes, and three major HIV/AIDS research centers namely: The Africa Health Research Institute, Center for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa, and Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division.
442 World 6 National Michael Chimonyo

Michael Chimonyo

University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
H-index 31 Citations 4,071 170
572 World 8 National R. M. Gous

R. M. Gous

University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
H-index 29 Citations 3,591 153
861 World 14 National Ignatius V. Nsahlai

Ignatius V. Nsahlai

University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
H-index 26 Citations 2,612 99
1194 World 17 National Colleen T. Downs

Colleen T. Downs

University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
H-index 23 Citations 2,037 155
1646 World 25 National Samson Mukaratirwa

Samson Mukaratirwa

University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
H-index 21 Citations 1,911 94
1861 World 27 National Abdalla A. Latif

Abdalla A. Latif

University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
H-index 20 Citations 2,461 55

Our research was coordinated by Imed Bouchrika, PhD, a computer scientist with a well-established record of collaboration on a number of international research projects with different partners from the academic community. His role was to make sure all data remained unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date.

We list only scientists having Microsoft Academic Graph H-Index >= 20 within the area of Animal Science and Veterinary. If you or other scholars are not listed, we appreciate if you can contact us.