Peking University visits University of Colombo
A group of faculty members and doctoral students led by Professor Wu Changqi, Vice Dean, Guanghua School of Management and Professor Jiang Guohua, Vice Dean, Graduate School of Peking University, China visited University of Colombo on 26th July 2019. Professor Wu and Professor Jiang were accompanied by Professor Liu Neng, Professor Wang Xu, Professor Zhang Yanlong, Professor Song Jie, Professor Xu Jintao representing Peking University during the visit. The Peking University group was welcomed by Senior Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne, the Vice Chancellor, University of Colombo at the College House premises and followed by several faculty visits.
The excursion group visited Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Management and Finance, Faculty of Science and University of Colombo School of Computing and exchanged views on the ongoing research work and relevant academic disciplines. Professor Premakumara De Silva; the Dean, Faculty of Arts, Professor Sirimal Abeyratne; Head, Dept. of Economic, Professor Lasantha Manawadu, Head of Department Geography, Dr. M. T.M. Mahees; Acting Head, Department of Sociology, Dr. Manori Weeratunga, Dr. M.P.P. Dharmadasa; Dean, Faculty of Management and Finance, Professor H. D. Karunartane, and the heads of the Departments of Faculty of Management and Finance, Dr. Ajantha Atukorala; Deputy Director, University of Colombo School of Computing, Professor K. R. R. Mahanama; Dean, Faculty of Sceince, Professor Deepthi Wickramasinghe; Head, Department of Zoology and Environmental Science, Professor W.N. Wickramasinghe, Head, Department of Statistics, Professor Nirmalie Pallewatta and Dr. Sashika Manoratne; the Director, International Office, participated in discussions, representing University of Colombo.
The excursion extended the opportunity for the faculty and the students of both institutions to foster new links and identify the possible arenas of partnerships. The meetings were organized by the International Office of University of Colombo.