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Nov
21

Awarding of Mitsubishi UFJ Foundation Scholarships for the 6th Consecutive year

The award ceremony of the Mitsubishi UFJ Foundation Scholarships – year 2022/2023 was held for the sixth consecutive year on 21st November 2022 at the Senate Hall of the University of Colombo. Based on the nominations submitted by the University, 17 undergraduate students from the Faculties of Management and Finance, Medicine, Science, Law, Education and […]

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Nov
14

University of Colombo launches the JICA Chair Programme

With the aim of nurturing future leaders by adopting Japan’s experiences and lessons learned through its modernization and development, the University of Colombo launched the JICA Chair Programme in collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Sri Lanka. The inaugural session of the programme titled “Meiji Revolution: Start of Full-scale Modernization” was successfully held as […]

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Sep
27

University of Colombo’s JICA Chair Program 2022

Intending to nurture future leaders of developing countries, the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has initiated a program titled “JICA Chair”, focusing on Japanese studies in collaboration with leading universities in partner countries. The Program explores Japan’s modernization and development cooperation experiences in light of its historical and cultural background. Activities of the JICA Chair […]

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Sep
26

People’s Friendship University of Russia [RUDN], Russia

A group led by Ms Larisa Efremove, Vice Rector for International Affairs of RUDN University, Russia visited the University of Colombo on 26 September 2022 and met the Vice Chancellor, Senior Professor (Chair) H.D. Karunaratne. RUDN wishes to develop scientific and educational cooperation primarily in the field of Buddhist Studies between the two universities. During […]

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Mar
25

Group visit by Indian Institute of Madras, India

A group led by Professor Preeti Aghalayam- Faculty Advisor, Global Academic Activities, Indian Institute of Madras, India visited the University of Colombo and met Professor M.P.P. Dharmadhasa, the Acting Vice Chancellor on 25 March 2022. During the meeting, both parties discussed the potential avenues of cooperation between the two universities where Professor Aghalayam was accompanied […]

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Dec
09

Lithuanian Ambassador, His excellency Julius PRANEVICIUS’s visit to the Faculty of Technology

The Lithuanian Ambassador His Excellency Julius PRANEVICIUS, the Third Secretary of the mission Ms. Kamile NEMEIKSYTES and the delegation of fintech experts arrived in Sri Lanka on 9th December 2021 for a four days official visit to formally discuss about establishing collaborations with relevant parties of Sri Lanka in many potential fields. The delegation included […]

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Oct
13

High Commissioner and Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Sri Lanka visited University of Colombo

His Excellency Mr. Tareq Md Ariful Islam, the High Commissioner and Mr. Md.Reyad Hossain, Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Sri Lanka met Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Nayani Melegoda, Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Professor Sandagomi Coperahewa, Chair Professor & Head of the Department of Sinhala and Dr. Sashika Manoratne, Director, […]

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Sep
09

Asian Universities Alliance (AUA) Lecture Series 2021: The University of Colombo’s Session

The University of Colombo hosted a session titled "The Impact of Covid 19 Health Crisis on Service Sector Development in Sri Lanka: Challenges and Opportunities" at the AUA Lecture Series 2021 for young Asian economists on 9th September 2021. The session consisted of two parts. Session A: a virtual lecture on the abovestated title was [...]
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Feb
22

20 Years of Collaborative Work between Western Sydney University

20 Years Of Collaborative Work Leading to the new extended educational and cultural exchange program 1999 – 2019 20 years of successful academic, research and cultural cooperation between Western Sydney University and the University of Colombo celebrates, a number of significant achievements. Teaching and Learning; developing an innovative multidisciplinary degree program, which has been embraced [...]
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Jun
18

Colombo UN75 Dialogue

As part of the 75th anniversary commemoration the UN is holding a worldwide dialogue in as many communities and countries as possible, across borders, sectors, and generations, to assess current and future risks and opportunities, and source solutions for global cooperation. The online Colombo UN75 Dialogue was held on June 18, 2020, via zoom. The [...]
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Mar
12

Ambassador of Maldives to Sri Lanka visits University of Colombo

His Excellency Mr. Omar Abdul Razzak, The Ambassador of the Republic of Maldives visited University of Colombo on 12th of march 2020 and met Senior Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne, the Vice-Chancellor of University of Colombo. During the meeting, both Professor Wijeyaratne and the H. E. the ambassador discussed potential avenues of cooperation between University of […]

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Feb
24

The Genomic Medicine Foundation, United Kingdom to collaborate with University of Colombo

Professor Dhavendra Kumar; Medical Director and CEO of The Genomic Medicine Foundation Ltd., United Kingdom visited University of Colombo on 24.02.2020 and met Senior Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne, the Vice-Chancellor. The Genomic Medicine Foundation Ltd. is a non-profit corporate organization affiliated to University of Cardiff and London School of Medicine, United Kingdom. Professor Kumar shared […]

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Feb
20

Open group discussion on radicalization and stigma

Under the guidance of the Vice-Chancellor, University of Colombo, Dr. M. Mahees, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, organized an open house discussion on some issues that disrupt university life. The discussion was held at the Senate Hall on the 20th of February 2020 from 2.00 pm onwards. The participants represented all the faculties of […]

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Feb
07

Visit from Uppsala University, Sweden

Senior Professor Peter Wallensteen visited University of Colombo on 07.02.2020 and met Senior Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne, the Vice-Chancellor. Professor Wallensteen is attached to the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University and is a world-renowned specialist on the United Nations and Peace Studies. He also a Professor Emeritus, University of Notre Dame, Netherlands […]

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Jan
24

Asian Universities Alliance Staff Exchange at University of Colombo

Ms. Vigneshree King, Director, International Students Center, University of Malaya, Malaysia visited University of Colombo from 20 -24 January 2020 Under the Asian Universities Alliance Staff exchange program. Ms. King was hosted by the International Office, Administrative Offices at the College House, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Management and Finance, Sri Palee Campus, Post-Graduate Institute [...]
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Jan
16

Vice President University of Tokyo visits University of Colombo

Professor Hiroaki Aihara, the Vice President of University of Tokyo Japan visited University of Colombo on 16.01.2020 and met Senior Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne; the Vice-Chancellor of University of Colombo. During the meeting held at the Vice Chancellor’s office both Professor Aihara and Professor Wijeyaratne discussed about the possible avenues of cooperation between the two […]

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