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

Director - URC - Appointment

Prof. J.B. Ekanayake was appointed as the Director of the URC with effect from 17/09/2021. He is the Chair Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Peradeniya...

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Georg Forster Research Award

Prof. Rohana Chandrajith from the Department of Geology, Faculty of Science received the prestigious Georg Forster Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany...

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Presentation by the Director (Cover up) Dr.S.K.Weragoda on the Joint Research and Demonstration Center for Water Technology (JRDC)

On the invitation of the Acting Director, Dr. S. K. Weragoda, Director (Cover up), Joint Research and Demonstration Centre for Water Technology, Ministry of Water Supply made a presentation on the history, developments and future plans and the facilities available at the JRDC on the 7th of September 2021...

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Upcoming Events

Impacts and pathways to impacts – Horizon Europe Grants

Horizon Europe (2021-2027) is the 9th European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. It is the biggest and most ambitious programme of its kind ever with a budget of over €95 billion. The 5 defined missions are related to cancer, carbon-neutral cities, climate change, oceans and waters, and soil health. Sri Lankan scientist can participate in Pillar-I as individuals and Pillar-II as members of consortiums. Under Horizon Europe programme one of the main requirements is defining the impacts and pathways to impact. In the evaluation criteria it emphasizes the impacts evaluation under:

  • Credibility of the pathways to achieve the expected outcomes and impacts specified in the work programme, and the likely scale and significance of the contributions from the project.
  • Suitability and quality of the measures to maximise expected outcomes and impacts, as set out in the dissemination and exploitation plan, including communication activities.

Considering the timely importance of this event URC is organizing this important webinar under URC’s Seminar Series.

Please register on or before 19/10/2021 via :

Date: 22nd October 2021
Time: 3.00 pm – 4.:30 pm (Sri Lankan Time)

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