Twenty-two academics from National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan from the disciplines of Engineering, Science, Marine Sciences, Business and Management visited the University of Sri Jayewardenepura on 16th November 2018 for the Project Implementation of the memorandum of understanding that the University of Sri Jayewardenepura had signed with National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan on 14th March 2018. Current research highlights and possible research collaborations were discussed in the Project Implementation session. At the end of the Project Implementation session, the Taiwan delegates organized into groups and visited the respective counterpart faculties of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura to discuss advancements of future research collaborations and student/staff exchange programs.
Plans for a new degree in Marine Sciences
Professor Sampath Amaratunge, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura highlighted the necessity of a degree in Marine Sciences explaining how the ocean is one of Sri Lanka’s most valuable natural resources and that there will be plans made in the future to have a degree program in Marine Sciences. Professor Sampath Amaratunge further explained about the rise in the number of Journal Publications from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and how it has developed into a Research-oriented University.