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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
13

Bangladesh High Commissioner visits University of Colombo

His Excellency Mr. M. Riaz Hamidullah, the High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Sri Lanka visited University of Colombo on 13.01.2020 accompanied by two officials from the High Commission. The High Commissioner met Senior Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne; the Vice-Chancellor of University of Colombo, Dr. Maneesha Wanasinghe Pasquale; the Head, Department of International Relations, Dr. Sashika […]

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Dec
16

Delegation from Southwest Minzu University

A delegation led by Professor Deng Kangyun; Dean School of Pharmacy, Southwest Minzu University, China visited University of Colombo on 16th December 2019. Professor Deng was accompanied by Professor Du Wenzhong; Dean School of Law, Professor LIU YONG; Dean School of Tibetology, Professor Gong Min; Dean, School of Literature and Journalism, Ms. Zhi Lingyan; Division […]

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Dec
13

Professor Liujin Yang of Honghe University, China visits University of Colombo

Professor Liujin Yang and Professor Qinghua Long from Honghe University, Yunnan Province, China, visited the University of Colombo on 13th December 2019 and shared their research in the Mang people of Bulang ethnic group. Senior Professor Premakumara de Silva, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Dr. Ven Uduhawara Ananda, Head of the Department of Buddhism […]

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Dec
11

Vice Chancellor Visits Honghe University, China

Senior Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne, the Vice-Chancellor, of the University of Colombo visited Honghe University on 11th December 2019.  Professor Gan Xuechun, President of Honghe University and Professor Zhang Canbang, the Vice President welcomed Senior Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne at the Mingde Building. Professor Gan Xuechun presented the general situation, history, vision and the mission […]

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Dec
10

Vice Rector of University of Warsaw, Poland visits University of Colombo

A delegation led by Vice-Rector Professor Maciej Duszczyk, University of Warsaw, Poland visited University of Colombo on 10th December 2019. Professor Danuta Stasik; Head of South Asia Studies, Faculty of Oriental Studies and Professor Agata Bareja Starzynska; Head of Inner Asia Department, Faculty of Oriental Studies accompanied the Vice-Rector for the visit. On behalf of […]

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Dec
09

University of Colombo and Saitama University, Japan strengthen the ties

Professor Takeshi Fujino, Department of Environmental Science and Technology, Graduate School of Science and Engineering Saitama University, Japan visited University of Colombo on 09.12.2019 and met Professor KRR Mahanama; the acting Vice-Chancellor, University of Colombo, Senior Professor Sumedha Jayanetti; Dean, Faculty of Technology, Professor Ranjana Piyadasa; Head-Department of Environmental Technology and Dr. Sashika Manoratne; Director, […]

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Nov
29

Asian Universities Alliance Youth Forum (AUAYF)

The University of Colombo (UOC) hosted Asian Universities Alliance Youth Forum (AUAYF) as one of the two major annual events of the consortium from 25th to 29th November 2019 under the theme “Wellbeing Beyond Health”, in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goal 3, which was partnered with the World Health Organization (WHO). AUAYF 2019 was [...]
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Nov
22

University of Colombo hosts AUA Executives’ Meeting 2019

University of Colombo, a founding member of the Alliance successfully hosted the Executives’ Meeting on 21st and 22nd November 2019. The consortium houses fifteen flagship seats of higher learning in Asia including University of Colombo. Senior Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Colombo is the current Executive President of the AUA. The AUAEM […]

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Nov
20

Delegation from Robert Koch Institute visits University of Colombo

A delegation led by the Head of the division of highly pathogenic viruses at the Center for Biological Threats and Special Pathogens (ZBS) at Robert Koch-Institute, Germany, Professor Andreas Nitsche visited University of Colombo on 20th of November. Dr. Janine Michel, Ms. Juliane Fraissinet, Ms. Beate Becker-Ziaja, Ms. Franziska Schwarz and Ms. Caroline Eberle representing […]

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Sep
05

Cultural Workshop on Chinese Tea

The Confucius Institute at University of Colombo, co-organized a Cultural Workshop on Chinese Tea named as “The Taste of Chinese Tea from the Beautiful Yunnan Province” on 5th September 2019 in the Green Table area, Faculty of Arts. Venerable Professor Medawachchiye Dhammajothi Thero, the Local Director of CIUC, gave a welcome address to all invitees. […]

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