Annual Research Symposium 2018

Annual Research Symposium 2018

Engaging with the Digital World in Higher Education

8th November 2018 at the Vidya Jyothi Professor VK Samaranayake Auditorium, (UCSC)

The Inauguration Ceremony of the Annual Research Symposium 2018, University of Colombo was held on 8th November 2018 from 8.30 am to 12.00 pm at the Vidya Jyothi Professor VK Samaranayake Auditorium, University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC). His Excellency Mr Bryce Hutchesson, the Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and the Maldives were the Chief Guest of the occasion. The Keynote Speech was delivered by Associate Professor Henrik Hansson at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University, Sweden.  The Vice Chancellor Senior Professor Lakshman Dissanayake delivered the welcome address and Professor Sandagomi Coperahewa, Symposium Chair made the Vote of Thanks. The Deans of the Faculties, Heads of the Departments and senior academics of the University of Colombo attended this inauguration ceremony.
The overall theme of this year’s Research Symposium is ‘Engaging with the Digital World in Higher Education’ and each Faculty has its own theme which signifies its identity and discipline.  The Research Symposium of the University of Colombo is the premier and flagship research event which will bring together eminent scholars and researchers to share innovative ideas, problems, and solutions in a multitude of disciplines. The abstracts of the symposium indicate the diversity of research interests in broad disciplines of the University of Colombo – arts, education, law, management, medicine, science and technology. This annual research event provides an ideal academic platform for researchers to present their latest research findings.

Chief Guest, The High Commissioner of Australia to Sri Lanka
His Excellency Mr Bryce Hutchesson

Keynote Speaker
Professor Henrik Hansson


Prof. Sandagomi Coperahewa
Chair ARS 2018


Prof. Dushyanthi Mendis

Dr Kaushalya Perera

Faculty Theme Date
Faculty of Arts Challenges and Opportunities in the Advancement of the Humanities and Social Sciences in the Digital World 8th – 9th November 2018
Faculty of Education Educating for the Digital World 16th November 2018
Faculty of Graduate Studies “AGENDA 2030: Way Forward to Sri Lanka’s Sustainable Development” 21st November 2018
Faculty of Law Rethinking Law: Loss of Ignorance or Innocence 16th & 17th November 2018
Faculty of Management and Finance “Aligning the Business for its Digital Future” 16th November 2018
Faculty Medicine Engaging with the Digital World for the Advancement of Medicine 9th November 2018
Faculty of Nursing Towards Excellence in Nursing Education Challenges and Opportunities 9th November 2018
Faculty of Science “Advances in Science with Digital Applications” 9th November 2018
Faculty of Technology Technology for Crossing Boarders in Higher Education 19th November 2018
Library Paradigm shift of university libraries in the digital world 27th November 2018
Sri Palee Campus “Empowering Communities through Media and Arts” 8th – 9th November 2018
National Institute of Library and Information Sciences Library and Information Science Education in the Digital Era 1st December 2018