Professor Sibusiso Moyo

Professor Sibusiso Moyo holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Natal, Durban and a
Masters (with distinction) in Tertiary Education Management from the LH Martin Institute, University of
Melbourne Australia. As a scholar, she has published widely in the Mathematical Sciences with a focus
on differential equations and optimization problems in international peer reviewed journals. She has
also successfully supervised postgraduate students and continues mentoring and supervising at Masters
and Doctoral level. She has served in various capacities and levels at the Durban University of
Technology, and now serves as Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research, Innovation and Engagement. She is
currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management published by
Taylor and Francis and has served as Guest Editor of the Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences
Journal (published by John Wiley & Sons) and Journal of Engineering Mathematics (published by
Springer). She is also board member for Agenda Feminist Media (which hosts the Agenda journal
published by Taylor & Francis). She acquired a number of grants and awards – the most recent being the
award to host the first Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow at DUT.
Her engagements include both regional, national, international engagements. These include being Vice-
President (Research Management (RM) Portfolio) -Southern African Research, Innovation and
Management Association (SARIMA 2015- May 2017), Vice-President (African Women in Mathematics
Association – Southern Africa (2013-2017)), Vice-Chair (SA Chapter of the Organization for Women in
Science for the Developing World (OWSD) hosted by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
upto 2017, Vice-President for African Mathematical Union Commission on Women in Mathematics in
Africa (AMUCWMA) and Vice-President (Southern Africa) for the African Women in Mathematics
Association (AWMA) upto 2016. She also serves on the Board for the Center for the Advancement of
Science and Mathematics Education (CASME) and a number of working groups at local KZN government
level that are driven through the KZN Premier’s Office and serves on the eThekwini University Research
Symposium (eURS) committee amongst others. Her role as a facilitator of strategic engagements with
the DUT quad-helix partners has seen her appointed as Chair of the Innovation Workstream which is
part of the eThekwini Economic Council headed by the Mayor. She also serves on a number of boards
including “Innovate Durban”, a non-profit company set up by the City and DUT PTY Ltd, a company set
up by the University to raise 3 rd stream income. She was also instrumental in co-establishing the
entrepreneurial entities at DUT’s Durban and Midland’s campuses.
Within the DUT environment, Professor Moyo has been responsible for the Research and Postgraduate
Support Directorate which she has built to become a key support engine in the areas of research and
innovation management that involve research ethics and integrity, grants acquisitions and
administration, research capacity development and statutory reporting of publication counts and

various tailored reports for stakeholders. She is currently responsible for driving the research,
innovation and engagement agenda including supporting student entrepreneurship and innovation
through the two newly established entrepreneurial entities at the University She was appointed DVC
Research, Innovation and Engagement at DUT from 1 st July 2017.

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