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Vision and Mission


The mission of the University of Peradeniya is to contribute to national, regional and global society through the pursuit of education, learning and research, and the dissemination of knowledge at the highest international levels of excellence


The University of Peradeniya’s Vision is to provide a uniquely transformative experience for its students, staff and partners, whilst serving the public through producing and implementing innovative research and outreach programmes that are anchored in its founding values and principles.

In order to achieve this Vision, The University of Peradeniya strives to be

  • Unparalleled in providing a range of innovative and appropriate learning and teaching programmes, including professional certification and outreach initiatives, that facilitate the transformation of talented students into thoughtful, and competent graduates who are sociallyresponsible, gender sensitive, environment-conscious and altruistic
  • Noteworthy for its service to the general public, the nation, region and wider global community as an outstanding higher education institution
  • Inspired in its research quality and impact, including through learning from indigenous and local communities, and for the international reputation earned by its staff and alumni, who are also productively engaged in nourishing the aspirations, cultures and values of society
  • Qualitatively innovative in its sustained support for and empowerment of students and community members to successfully participate in the educational, cultural and social life of the University and thereby contribute to equitable and sustainable global development
  • Unmatched in the depth and mutuality of its partnerships with all key stakeholders to enhance the relevance and contribution of the education, training, certification, research, scholarship and dissemination of knowledge that it undertakes in order to fulfil national goals and maintain core values and principles
  • Excellent in achieving and sustaining stakeholder satisfaction and learning outcomes comparable to the best universities in the world


  • Highest standard of teaching, learning & research
  • Academic freedom
  • Integrity and transparency in all its functions
  • Respect for cultural diversity
  • Goals

  • Quality and relevance of all undergraduate & postgraduate programs in the University, enhanced to achieve international recognition in Higher Education
  • Developed resources to enhance the quality of research contributing to the national and international requirements available
  • Administrative and financial efficiency within the framework of corporate governance enhanced
  • Opportunities for a wider range of educational programs to contribute to the development of a knowledge- based society increased
  • Physical & human resources to offer a conducive and aesthetic environment for academic pursuits enhanced