The University of Colombo has a strong commitment towards research. Academics in various disciplines engage in high quality research of local and international relevance. Details of ongoing research, and publications, are available on the websites of the different Faculties and Institutes.
Research among students is also encouraged. The first Annual Research Symposium held in 2008 gave students a forum to present their research to the scientific community in Sri Lanka. Staff and students from all faculties participated in this symposium.
The main objective of the Annual Research Symposium is to disseminate new knowledge acquired through research conducted by the academic community of the University. The symposium also promotes healthy interaction between the Faculties and Institutes of the University of Colombo.
Each year the abstracts of papers presented at this Symposium is published as ‘Proceedings of the Symposium”. This represents the bulk of research work carried out in the University in that particular year.