In pursuit of UKZN’s internationalisation agenda, Professor Oliver Mtapuri of...Read More
In pursuit of UKZN’s internationalisation agenda, Professor Oliver Mtapuri of the School of Built Environment and Development Studies recently visited two Polish universities. Also on the trip were Durban University
The School of the Built Environment and Development Studies in the College of Humanities recently hosted a three-day symposium titled: “The Pan African City: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” which analysed
Senior Lecturer in the School of Built Environment and Development Studies, Dr Isaac Khambule participated in an international workshop on Nordic-Africa Relations in a Changing Global Order, in Helsinki, Finland.
Prof. Ernest Nene Khalema
Dean and Head of School
Welcome Message from the Dean
Welcome to the School of Built Environment and Development Studies (which we affectionately call “SOBEDS”) within the College of Humanities at UKZN. Thank you for visiting our school. Website. SOBEDS is an excellent choice to attain your education and prepare for a successful career. Our school is on a pristine and beautiful Howard College campus in Durban, surrounded by natural beauty (and yes, the ocean).
We cannot wait to welcome you physically in our hallways and offices, but due to the COVID 19 pandemic, we will do our very best to virtually provide a welcoming space for your academic development. The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted all of us in many ways. Most importantly, it has impacted how we relate and engage, but it has not diminished our resolve and commitment to providing quality education. Although the past two years were challenging, on many different levels, we transitioned effortlessly to virtual learning platforms. Our collective resolve to adjust to the online revolution has been unbelievable. Collectively we managed to keep going and credit is due to both students and staff for showing exceptional leadership in this regard.
SOBEDS provides exciting educational opportunities for students from all backgrounds and locations. We offer diverse programs of study that prepare students for success in the real world to solve real problems. Our teaching and support staff are dedicated professionals who excel in connecting with students and providing an educational experience equal to that of any university. Our success as SoBEDS depends on you and we have prioritized our students and have demonstrated our commitment to them by encouraging them to excel in their studies. We have made a difference in our communities through our award-winning, record-setting, and robust collection of programs in the built environment and development clusters.
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