Delegation from the University of West Scotland (UWS)
2017 May 17

Ms. Julie Edgar representing the University of West Scotland, visited the University of Peradeniya on May 17, 2017. The visit was aimed at exploring the potential opportunities for partnership between the UoP and UWS.

Ms. Julie Edgar, Dean of School of Science and Sport of the West Scotland and its Faculties and Programmes. Dr. Nanda Gunawardhana, Director of the International Research Centre of the University of Peradeniya participated in the discussions where they aimed at identifying common programmes for both Universities and the opportunities for collaboration and exchange. Ms. Julie further indicated that students from UWS have short term programmes where they can visit Sri Lanka for study programmes as well as volunteer programmes.

It was further discussed to initiate an Erasmus exchange programme between the two Universities for the postgraduate students to complete the research part of their postgraduate degrees. Regarding research collaborations, it was identified the areas of CKDU, Minerals and Nano Materials as potential areas for collaboration. It was also identified that there are several granting bodies available to which the UWS and UoP can collaboratively apply for research funds for the above areas. Finally, it was agreed to explore the opportunities for the UoP students to apply for PhDs in UK and an MoU shall be signed between the two Universities in order to continue the collaborations.