Monday, 16 September 2019

Research Connect Conference- “Building World Leading Research Universities

Research Connect Conference- “Building World Leading Research Universities: Elsevier and University of Kelaniya co- hosted - Research Connect Conference- “Building World Leading Research Universities” jointly organized by the Research Council, University of Kelaniya and Elsevier was held on the 17th of December 2018 at The Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo.

The conference was organized with the objective of sharing and building upon valuable information in support of long- term research management efforts; Strategies and best practices that together help to build a world- class research university.

The event was held under the patronage of the Vice- Chancellor, Prof. D.M. Semasinghe while Prof. P.S.M. Gunaratne, Vice Chairman- University Grants Commission presided over the event as the Chief Guest.

Present at the occasion were Prof. Upul Dissanayake, Vice- Chancellor- University of Peradeniya, Prof. E.M.P. Ekanayake, Vice- Chancellor- Wayamba University, Dr. P.N.D. Fernando - Dean- Faculty of Commerce & Management Studies, Dr. Gamini Wijayarathna - Dean- Faculty of Computing & Technology, Prof. Ariyarathna Jayamaha - Dean- Faculty of Graduate Studies, Prof. Patrick Ratnayake - Dean- Faculty of Humanities, Prof. B.M. Jayawardena - Dean- Faculty of Science, Cadre Chair & Senior Prof. N.P. Sunil Chandra - Chairman/Research Council, Senior Prof. Vidyajothi H. Janaka De Silva, Chairman - National Research Council, University of Kelaniya, Senior Lecturer G.H.B. Arjun De Silva - Revamping Consultant, University of Kelaniya, Prof. Ananda Jayawardena - Director General of National Science Foundation, Dr. Geetha Abeysinghe - Programme Director of COSTI, Vidyanidhi Prof. Tikiri Wanninayake - Member of Research Council/Council Member of University of Kelaniya, Dr. C.C. Jayasundara, Librarian of University of Kelaniya & the Librarians of other State Universities, Vice- Presidents of Research, Research Managers & Research Administrators from all faculties and all universities, Ms. Shalini Dubey, Marketing Development Manager- South Asia, Mr. Vijay Sekhar Reddy, Solutions Sales Manager- South Asia and Dr. Shubra Dutta Sarkar.

The University of Kelaniya especially thank the co-hosts "Elsevier team" for playing their selfless dedication to make this event a big success.

 Event Highlights




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