Welcome to University Research Council

This centre has been functioning as the liaising entity for all international exchanges and research activities of the university and has initiated and renewed links and agreements of the university with various institutions throughout the world.

Our Vision

To aid establish the national & international identity of the University of Peradeniya as a centre of excellence in research and higher education and as a contributor to the global knowledge hub.

Our Mission

To stimulate, encourage, and support research across all segments of the University community and to establish multidisciplinary research collaborations at both national and international level.

Functions and Activities

  • To attract national and international finds for research.
  • To encourage and assist university staff to attract fund/research grants from national and international research granting bodies.
  • To establish research collaborations between University of Peradeniya and local institutes and with overseas organizations in liaison with International Affairs Office.
  • To enhance university research publications in high impact journal by providing financial assistance.
  • To conduct regular training for the staff to improve skill of scientific writing.
  • To maintain up-to-date research database.
  • To offer administrative support for research project handling.
  • To develop infrastructure and equipment facilities for research activities and to introduce mechanisms to accelerate procurement procedures related to research activities.
  • To organise national and international research conferences, seminar and workshops.
  • To disseminate and showcase university research activities to university community, other relevant authorities and to the general public.
  • To assist in patenting and commercialization of research outputs by maintaining close link with university business linkages.
  • To recognize outstanding researchers through award schemes.

Recent News

Research opportunities

The Japanese government has announced joint research opportunities under Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development Program (SATREPS) for the fiscal year - 2021. Please note that the deadline is September 20th. Attached, please find the communique from the Ministry of Education and the project submission format.

Attachment I / Attachment II

Horizon 2020 Work programme

Horizon 2020 Work programme for research and innovation 2018-2020 was held on 09th October 2020

Presntation / Programme


The webinar was held on the 14th of December 2020 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Sri Lanka (GMT+5:30). The webinar was conducted by Professor Roshan G Ragel, Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya. Read More

Upcomin Events


The most valued research work carried out by you needs the attention of the world. Making your work more accessible and visible brings better reputation for the work. This webinar on ‘Enhancing visibility of your research’ by Dr. Himal Suraweera from the Faculty of Engineering who was amongst one of the world top 2% researchers based on a selection carried out by a research team at Stanford University, will provide you with techniques to increase the visibility of your research.

Please Register before 05/01/2021 via: https://forms.gle/kxoVjoCKWmhsf7Ud8

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