International Office

Dec
12

JICA Chair Program 2023/24: Session on Sri Lanka-Japan Relationship and the Making of Modern Japan

The JICA Chair Program 2023/24 at the University of Colombo hosted its fifth session, titled ‘Sri Lanka-Japan Relationship and the Making of Modern Japan,’ at the Faculty of Management & Finance Auditorium on December 12th, 2023. The event was graced by the Special Advisor of JICA, Dr. Shinichi Kitaoka, and esteemed personnel from JICA, including […]

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Nov
14

Chinese Ambassador’s Scholarship Program 2023 and Cultural Extravaganza

In a grand ceremony that radiated cultural vibrancy and academic camaraderie, the University of Colombo hosted the prestigious Chinese Ambassador’s Scholarship Program 2023 and a mesmerizing Cultural Event on 14 November 2023. The proceedings commenced with the traditional lighting of the oil lamp, a symbol of auspicious beginnings. Professor Sashika Manoratne, the Director of the […]

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Oct
25

Collaboration with the Beijing Forestry University

Enhancing its global presence and academic cooperation, the University of Colombo signed a Letter of Intent with the Beijing Forestry University on the 25th of October 2023. A delegation from the Beijing Forestry University recently visited the University of Colombo to discuss on collaborative research projects and student and staff mobility between the two institutions. [...]
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Oct
25

Exploring potential collaboration opportunities with the INTI University, Malaysia

In an endeavour to enhance international educational partnerships and foster academic excellence, a meeting with Associate Professor Dr Asokan Vasudevan from the Faculty of Business and Communications, INTI International University was on the 25th of October 2023. Dr Vasudevan engaged in a constructive dialogue on the possibilities for future partnership between the two institutions with […]

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Oct
16

Visit of the Delegates from University of Warsaw, Poland

Dr Dorota Heidrich from the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies and Dean’s Representative for the Development of the English Language Programs, and Professor Jakub Zajączkowski, Professor at the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw, Poland visited the University of Colombo on the 15th of September 2023. The meeting was initiated by the […]

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Aug
24

Ambassador of UAE and UOC Discuss Enhancing Academic Cooperation

H.E. Khaled Nasser AlAmeri, the ambassador of the UAE to Sri Lanka visited the University of Colombo and had a discussion with the Vice Chancellor, Senior Professor (Chair) H.D. Karunaratne, at the College House on August 24, 2023. The purpose of the ambassador’s visit was to strengthen the academic cooperation between the University of Colombo […]

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Aug
14

Exploring possibilities for graduate student exchange with the University of Dundee, UK

A delegation from the University of Dundee, United Kingdom, visited the University of Colombo and had a discussion with the Vice Chancellor, Senior Professor (Chair) H.D. Karunaratne, on August 14, 2023, to explore possibilities for postgraduate student exchange initiatives in the fields of life sciences and business management. Professor Hari Hundal, Academic Regional Lead (South […]

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Aug
08

International Students’ Day

The inaugural International Students’ Day of the University of Colombo, organized by the International Office, took place on August 8th, 2023, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the College House Auditorium. The event occurred in a hybrid format with the participation of both current international students and alumni from around the world. Currently, the International […]

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Jul
05

A Courtesy Visit by the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

A delegation from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand visited the University of Colombo on 5th July 2023 to explore possible avenues for collaboration between the two institutions. The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is an international postgraduate institution, focusing on engineering, environment, and management studies. The delegation comprised Professor Kazuo Yamamoto President, […]

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May
16

The Inaugural meeting of the International Student Association

The University of Colombo takes pride in forming the first-ever International Student Association in the Sri Lankan university system on 16th May 2023, marking a memorable day in the history of the University’s international affairs. The overarching aim of establishing an international student association at the University of Colombo is to create a platform to [...]
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Apr
24

Research collaboration and coursework articulations in STEM with QUT

On 24th April 2023, a senior delegation from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science visited the University of Colombo with the purpose of exploring opportunities for collaborative research and possibilities of articulation arrangements in coursework programs in the fields of Science, Information Technology, and Engineering. They engaged in […]

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Feb
21

UoC successfully concludes JICA Chair Programme 2022/2023

The Closing Ceremony of the University of Colombo’s JICA Chair Programme 2022/2023 was successfully held on February 21, 2023, at the Faculty of Graduate Studies Auditorium. The event was graced by the First Secretary of the Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka Mr Inoue Kenji, the Director General South Asia Department of Japan International Cooperation […]

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Feb
20

Russian Delegation Visits University of Colombo

On February 20, 2023, a group of delegates from Russia visited the University of Colombo. Mr Buddhapriya Senanayake, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Russian Centre in Colombo, accompanied the delegation. During their meeting with Senior Professor (Chair) H.D. Karunaratne, the Vice Chancellor of the University, the delegates discussed several important topics, including the […]

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Feb
17

Inauguration of the Asia Pacific Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (APMA)

The Asia Pacific Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (APMA) Program for the academic year 2022/2023 was inaugurated on February 17, 2023, at the Senate Hall, College House. The event began with the welcome address from Professor (Chair) Wasantha Seneviratne, the Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, followed by addresses from […]

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Feb
08

Grant Proposal Writing Workshop by Professor Martin Persson

A workshop on grant proposal writing was held on the 8th of February 2023 at the Faculty of Graduate Studies Board Room for staff at the University. The resource person of the workshop was Professor Martin Persson from the Faculty of Health Sciences, Kristianstad University, Sweden. Martin Persson is Professor in Health Sciences and has […]

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Feb
06

Bhutanese delegation pays a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, University of Colombo

Honourable Mr Jai Bir Rai, Minister of Education and Skills Development of the Royal Government of Bhutan, His Excellency Mr Rinchen Kuentsyl, Ambassador, Royal Bhutanese Embassy, Bangladesh and Mr Karma Phuntsho, Deputy Chief Programme Officer, Ministry of Education and Skills Development of the Royal Government of Bhutan made a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor […]

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