The International Affairs Office was established in 2012 as per the concept of the UGC to transform Universities as world class Universities in their chosen fields. Dr. Nanda Gunawardhana was appointed as the Director of the Office and this unit is exclusively dedicated to enhance global relations, to promote multidisciplinary collaborative research programs, and to facilitate students and staff members by providing resources, platforms and scholarly exchanges.
The IAO has been functioning as a streamlining unit for all international exchanges and research of University of Peradeniya, and has initiated and renewed links and agreements of UoP with several international institutions. The International Affairs Office, since its establishment, has worked towards expanding such relations and international partner institutions. The Office continues at promoting the research culture and global engagement of University of Peradeniya while enhancing its global visibility.
To uphold the international identity of University of Peradeniya and to proceed as a world-leading hub of research and development.
The International Affairs Office is dedicated in promoting research at national and international levels by facilitating those through academic programs and providing the students and staff with resources, scholarships and required platforms.