JICA Chair

Feb
16

Successful Conclusion of the JICA Chair Programme 2023/2024

The JICA Chair Program 2023/24 closing ceremony was held on the 16th of February 2024 at the Vidya Jyothi Professor V K Samaranayake Auditorium, University of Colombo School of Computing. The event commenced with the lighting of the oil lamp, followed by a festive welcome that included Kandyan dancers. The Acting Director of the International […]

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Feb
06

JICA Chair Program 2023/24: Session on Competition Law & Policy in Japan

The JICA Chair Program 2023/24 at the University of Colombo hosted its sixth session, ‘Competition Law and Policy in Japan,’ at the Faculty of Management & Finance Auditorium on February 6th, 2024. The event was graced by Mr Hiroki Inou, the Second Secretary of the Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka and esteemed personnel from […]

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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
23

JICA Chair Programme 2023/2024 – Field Visit to UCIARS, Weligatta

As part of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Chair Program 2023/2024, participants undertook a captivating field visit to the Institute for Agro-technology and Rural Sciences (UCIARS), University of Colombo in Weligatta, Hambantota. The day’s program was enriched by the presence of the Vice Chancellor Senior Professor (Chair) H.D. Karunaratne and the JICA team members. […]

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Oct
19

Navigating Success: JICA Chair Program Field Visit to Colombo Dockyard PLC

An exciting educational field visit to the Colombo Dockyard PLC was organized by the JICA Chair Program 2023/2024 on October 19, 2023. Colombo Dockyard PLC is a world-class shipbuilder in South Asia possessing a principal equity alliance with Onomichi Dockyard Company Ltd of Japan. The field visit was a splendid opportunity for the registered undergraduate […]

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Oct
13

Inauguration Ceremony of JICA Chair Program 2023/2024

The University of Colombo and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Sri Lanka jointly hosted the JICA Chair Program for the second consecutive time with the goal of fostering future leaders by incorporating Japan's experiences and lessons learnt through its modernization and development. The inaugural session of the JICA chair program was successfully organized on [...]
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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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Jan
18

The Road to a Nation of Science and Technology: The 6th JICA Chair Session 2022/2023

The sixth session, of the JICA Chair program, an initiative on the Japanese modernization process experience sharing through a series of lectures in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Sri Lanka Office and the International Office of the University of Colombo was held on 18 January 2023 at the Auditorium of the Faculty […]

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Jan
12

Economic Growth and Japanese Management: University of Colombo JICA Chair Program 2022/2023 Session Five

The JICA Chair program is an initiative which focuses on the Japanese modernization process through a series of lectures in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Sri Lanka Office and the International Office of the University of Colombo. The overarching purpose of the initiative is to share Japan’s experiences and lessons learned through […]

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Nov
14

University of Colombo launches the JICA Chair Programme 2022/2023

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 2022/2023

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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