A student exchange programme with the DePauw University, USA, was conducted by the International Research Centre which was held on the 24th January, 2017. The visiting student team was consisted of 20 students and 01 staff member from the DePauw University. The visiting students got the opportunity to meet and interact with the members of the International Interaction Club representing the students of the University of Peradeniya. In the morning, the team visited the electrical engineering and computer engineering laboratories of the Faculty of Engineering and afterwards the students from both universities took part in an interaction session where they presented about their respective universities and exchanged ideas and information about their cultures, academic environment, research and international collaborations.
They also visited the Faculty of Science where they met the researchers and academic staff of the Departments of Statistics and Computer Science. The programme was conducted with the help of many people including Dr. Ruwan Ranaweera, Dr. Amalka Pinidiyaarachchi, and Professor Ranjith Dissanayake. Moreover, discussions were made to initiated another student exchange programme betweenthe two universities by the year 2018.