Postgraduate Research &
Innovation Symposium (PRIS)

Programme

This is the official programme for the PRIS 2018 event.

TIME

ITEM

08:00 – 08:55

Registration:

  • Guests, judges and exhibitors: Downstairs, T Block entrance
  • Oral and poster presenters, general attendees: Upstairs
  • InQubate innovation stream: Outside T4

09:00 – 09:15

Opening plenary (T1):

  • Professor Kevin Kirkman, Dean of Research, CAES
  • Introduction – Dr Akshay Saha, School of Engineering
  • Official welcome – Professor Albert Modi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, CAES
  • Role of InQubate – Mrs Suvina Singh, Director, UKZN InQubate

09:15 – 09:45 

Keynote Lecture (T1)  – Mr Neil Macleod, water and sanitation specialist consultant to the World Bank:

“The role of Research in developing African cities of the future”

09:50 – 11:10

Session 1 – Oral presentations (T1, T2, T5, T6, T7)

11:10 – 11:40

Tea (Upstairs and downstairs foyers)

11:40 – 13:00

Session 2 – Oral presentations (T1, T2, T5, T6, T7)

12:00 – 13:00

Early lunch for poster presenters and poster judges

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch and poster viewing, presenting and judging

14:00 – 15:20

Session 3 – Oral presentations (T1, T2, T5, T6, T7)

15:20 – 15:50

Finalisation of judging and Tea

15:50 – 16:20    

Prizegiving (T1)

16:20 – 16:30

Lucky draw (T1)

16:30

Closing