(Mr. Chen Weilin, Director, The Chinese Institute of International Education (CIIE) and Mr. Liu Bo-Yang, Manager, International Relations Office, CIIE on 17th May 2018 at the university premises with the presence of Prof. Sampath Amaratunge, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and Prof. Ranil De Silva, Director, World Class University Project of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura)
Strengthening the international collaborations with University of Sri Jayewardenepura (USJP), Prof. Ranil de Silva, Director, World Class University Project, USJP visited the leading institutes and organizations in People’s Republic of China including Sichuan Vocational College of Information Technology, Chengdu Agriculture College, Business & Innovation Centre for China-Europe Cooperation (CCEC) to establish joint education, exchange of student and staff, research collaborative work and business incubators with USJP.
(Left: Mr. Chen Weilin, Director, CIIE with Prof. Ranil de Silva during the project implementation of Belt and Road Institute of Innovation and Incubation (BRIII), Right: Prof Ranil de Silva discussions with CIIE Officials and entrepreneurs)
Apart from the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the CIIE and USJP, discussions regarding student exchange programs for a short course and project implementation with regard to the establishment jointly-operated Belt and Road Institute of Innovation and Incubation (BRIII) was held with the officials of CIIE is a milestone for the “Center for Private Public and People Partnerships” (CP4) of USJP for the initiation of business incubators within the university.
(Prof Ranil de Silva visiting the business incubators of Chengdu Agricultural College)
Chengdu Agricultural College, consisting an alliance of 300 companies under the School of Creators College in the Silk Road showed keen interest in signing a MOU with USJP for international student exchange programs (student mobility on tourism management, entrepreneur development) and further industrial collaborations leading to direct job opportunities and establishing startup youth camps in Sri Lanka linking USJP.
(Dr. Han Peng, Associate Dean, Senior member of CAA, Tang Miaorong, International relation office from Sichuan Vocational College of Information Technology with Prof. Ranil de Silva)
Sichuan Vocational College of Information Technology, an engineering-centered and electronic & information oriented institute cooperating with world-renowned companies such as Cisco, Siemens, Oracle, HP, FANLIC, Lenovo, ZTE and HUAWEI showed profound interest on establishment of a center for vocational training in Sri Lanka by collaborating with USJP in the fields of manufacturing industries (mechanical engineering), Service industries (natural resources, tourism) and telecommunication, networking, software development and information technology. The instrumentation of the college is mainly by ABB and FANLIC, Germany and moreover the college is linked with leading companies in Germany for staff and student exchange programs ensuring direct job opportunities from Germany and other related companies.
(Prof Ranil de Silva at The Business & Innovation Centre for China-Europe Cooperation)
Business & Innovation Centre for China-Europe Cooperation (CCEC), a Chengdu-based platform for the cooperation between Western China and Europe in trade, investment, and technology sectors consisting of incubators from Germany, France, etc and up to date 151 companies and organizations from 39 countries and regions across the world are operational under CCEC.
Upon the invitation from Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI),Establishment of a genetic diagnostic facility in Sri Lanka as a joint venture between BGI Genomics & USJP for genome sequencing and research and product development leading to Public-Private Partnerships and service-oriented commercialization were discussed utilizing the facilities of USJP & BGI linking China National Gene Bank (CNGB), established by BGI-Shenzhen, the largest gene bank in the world comprising of three banks (Biorepository, Bio-informatics Data Center and Living Biobank) and two platforms (Digitalization Platform and Synthesis and Editing Platform).
(From left: Ms. Rui Zhang, Business Development manager global partnership, Mr. Charles Li, Regional Manager, BGI Genomics Co., Ltd, Prof. Ranil de Silva, Mr. Lakmal Gonawala and Mr. Trevor LU, Senior Field Application Specialist, MGI TECH CO., LTD)
Mr. Lakmal Gonawala, PhD student, Interdisciplinary Center for Innovation in Biotechnology & Neurosciences (ICIBN), USJP disseminated the health benefits of Ceylon tea, creating an opening to initiate Business Incubators in USJP on Ceylon Tea linking industry and academia at the 15th meeting of Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry (APSN) , Macau, People’s Republic of China.