No. 1 among Sri Lankan Universities in the Webometrics Ranking 2020

No. 1 among Sri Lankan Universities in the Webometrics Ranking 2020

The University of Colombo is pleased to announce that it has placed first among Sri Lankan Universities in the Webometrics Ranking July 2020.

Webometrics July 2020  

 

MESSAGE FROM THE VICE-CHANCELLOR


 

Dear members of staff and students,

The University of Colombo is pleased to announce that it has placed first among Sri Lankan Universities in the Webometrics Ranking July 2020.

I am certain that you are pleased with this very heartening news!

Our university has much to be proud of, being the pioneer seat of learning in Sri Lanka that reached its 150th milestone this year in the Medical Faculty, just as the Faculties of Arts and Science celebrate their centenary in 2021. Let us pay a humble tribute to our pioneers whose vision has shaped us into what we are today.

The multitude of alumni and dedicated members of our current staff and students will be greatly cheered by this news. I thank each and every one for their sustained commitment, loyalty and unending support for their Alma Mater. The background work that goes into this entire process of planning, developing, coordinating and managing support systems for the UoC’s excellent cohorts of teachers, researchers and students is quite complex and multi-faceted. I wish to express my sincere gratitude to the Rector, Deans, Directors and the Librarian who are so ably supported by the Registrar and Bursar with teams of experienced officers who help streamline an effective process. The hard work of the Director and entire team of the Network Operating Centre, and of the entire staff of the Academic Publications and Establishment divisions that work closely with International Affairs, Staff Development and Quality Assurance, to name a few, has borne fruit today.

Without doubt, our wish is that the UoC will move towards, and remain at, the very top.

Ranking in 1752nd place among 30,000 higher education institutes from 200 countries is creditable. I am certain you would agree that we must not be complacent with today’s result, but should strive to upscale our outputs and outcomes to take us to an even higher rank in the coming years.

I thank you all, once again, for your dedication, commitment, and excellence.

I wish you the very best of health and wellbeing!

Yours truly,

Chandrika Wijeyaratne

Vice-Chancellor