The University of Colombo

The University of Colombo is Sri Lanka’s defining University and has a proud tradition of academic and research excellence. Among Sri Lanka’s tertiary institutions, the University of Colombo is unique and draws on a rich history that mixes leadership in Arts, Sciences, Management and Finance, Education, Law, Medicine and Graduate Studies through our various Faculties.

We are also renowned for our creativity and innovation across the fields of agriculture, agro technology, computing, English language teaching, human resource advancement, indigenous medicine and study of human rights through our many institutes and centers located in and around Colombo.

As a well-established University in South Asia which, as a region has grown in global strategic importance in relation to the economy and issues of security, ecology and cultural diversity, the University of Colombo brings a Sri Lankan perspective to South Asia Studies. Collaborations between the University of Colombo and South Asia Studies Centers, Departments and/or academic programs overseas can contribute meaningfully therefore to global knowledge and policy on South Asia.

Apart from the wealth of experience available at the University of Colombo as the oldest university in Sri Lanka, our location in the capital city of Colombo and the diverse range of academic programs we offer are distinct advantages.  Our Faculties and Centers hold rich empirical and clinical data in medicine, law, the social sciences and cultural studies.  The University of Colombo is therefore ideally placed to develop mutual, innovative, collaborative research projects with international partners and offer research affiliations to overseas postgraduate students and faculty.

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