10th International Conference on Fermented Foods, Health Status and Social Well-being



Impacts and pathways to impacts – Horizon Europe Grants



Price Giving of the Breathing Thoughts Competition.

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...

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