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Sri Lanka to sign MoUs with foreign universities to improve local unis’ global ranking

Entrance to the Sri Jayawardenapura University – file photo

ECONOMYNEXT  – Sri Lanka plans to enter into memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with foreign universities  with a view to building educational partnerships and improving the international ranking of local universities, the cabinet office said June 08.

The cabinet of ministers has approved a proposal by Education Minister Prof G L Peiris to sign the MoUs.

According to a statement from the cabinet office, MoUs between the following local and international universities/institutes have been proposed:

  • The University of Sri Jayawardhanapura and the Manipal Life Science Academy of the Manipal Higher Education Academy of India
  • The University of Peradeniya and the Agricultural Centre of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) on consolidated technology associational activities
  • The University of Colombo and the University Malaya in Malaysia
  • The University Grants Commission (UGC) of Sri Lanka with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency of Australia for exchanging
    information, cooperation and institutional networking when standardising certification
  • The Agricultural Extension Studies Department of the Agriculture faculty of the University of Peradeniya and the Extension faculty of the University of Alberta, Canada

(Colombo/June08/2021)

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