Introduction

With the idea of enhancing the research skills of the academic staff of the Sri Lankan Universities, University Grants Commission (UGC) of Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) commenced a project to offer PhD scholarships to increase the number of academics with PhDs.

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia in order to increase its International PhD student numbers and enhance its global outreach by collaborative research partnerships with Asian countries, is partnering with the University of Peradeniya. UOP and QUT signed Joint or Split PhD agreements. The Joint or Split PhD agreement requires that PhD candidates spend a minimum of one year at QUT.

At present the Joint Degree Programme between the QUT and UOP is being successfully conducted and some of the currently running programmes are given below:

  • Sri Lankan fashion design graduates: The nexus between career trajectories and education
  • Effect of ultrasonically generated nanoemulsions on the properties of acidified bubaline (Bubalusbubalis) milk gels
  • An Onboard Decision Making Approach for Site-specific Treatment in Agriculture Using Multirotor UAV
  • Detection and mitigation of denial-of-service attacks in Software-Defined Networks
  • Influence of physicochemical properties of bio-adsorbents on heavy metal removal from industrial wastewater
  • An Automatic visual surveillance system for human detection and tracking