Delegation from Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), China
2017 May 26

A delegation from the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), China visited the University of Peradeniya of May 26, 2017. The delegates from CAS visited the Faculty of Science and met the academics of the Department of Physics and Geography. The visiting team included Prof Daren Lv, Academician, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Prof Jinli Liu, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, CAS; Prof Likun Ai, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS; and Prof Jinlong Yao, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, CAS.

Dr. Kalinga Bandara, Department of Physics; Dr. P.W.S.K. Bandaranayake, Department of Physics; Dr. V. A. Seneviratne, Department of Physics ; Dr. Prasanna Liyanage, Department of Physics; Dr. Malan Rambukkanage, Department of Geography, and Dr. Nanda Gunawardhana, Director of the International Research Centre represented the University of Peradeniya in the meeting.

The discussions were aimed at initiating collaborations between the UoP and CAS in the fields of atmospheric physics, weather monitoring systems, etc. It was further discussed that there are potential opportunities for exchange of students and staff between the two Universities and they are interested expanding the collaborations into to academic exchange programmes. Moreover, the CAS delegates noted that they will provide scholarships for students from UoP to do their postgraduate studies in China.

After the discussions, the delegates visited the weather station of the Department of Geography and discussed about its functioning and also potential improvements for the weather station. The delegation was coordinated by the International Research Centre.