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The World Class University Project at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura (USJP), is designed to operate at the foremost level of intellectual and systematic development by establishing a research culture in the university by utilizing local resources to enhance the stature of USJP by contributing towards the advancement of knowledge in support of national innovation systems in competitive global arenas.

The focal point of the WCUP lies towards local fields that support innovation with a potential to lead national development by prioritizing inter-disciplinary studies that combine the fields of basic sciences and humanities & social sciences which will contribute to national, social and academic development.

The project invites world-class scholars and researchers to develop world-class academic programs and departments in Sri Jayewardenepura University, leading towards the creation of a world-class institution for higher education in Sri Lanka.