University of Colombo: Annual Research Symposium – 2017 | Sunday Observer

University of Colombo: Annual Research Symposium – 2017

To provide a platform for a wide array of academic discussions and bring together researchers of various disciplines representing different departments, the University of Colombo is organizing the Annual Research Symposium, scheduled to be held in the university premises from November 14 to 28. The inaugural ceremony will be held on November 15 in the Auditorium of the Administrative Block (old FGS), College House, from 8.30 am under the patronage of Senior Prof Lakshman Dissanayake, Vice Chancellor, University of Colombo. The Chief Guest at the event is Chief Justice, Priyasath Dep, and Keynote Speaker, Prof. A. P. De Silva, Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Queen’s University of Belfast, United Kingdom.

Research is a core element of the mission of higher education. The extent to which higher education institutes are engaged in research and development activities plays a key role in determining the status and quality of these institutions and the contribution they make to economic and social development.

This time, the central theme of the Symposium is ‘Research for Development: Challenges and Opportunities’. The Symposium would provide a platform to present more than 300 abstracts on both, theoretical and empirical research across broad disciplines representing, Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Law, Management and Finance, Medicine, Science and Technology.

The themes of the different Faculties are as follows:

* Arts–‘The Role of Humanities and Social Sciences in Research for Development ;

* Education-‘Research for Development: Challenges and Opportunities’; Law–‘Legal Research for Development: Challenges and Opportunities’; Medicine–‘Research for Development: Promoting Innovation to Drive Healthcare;

* Science–‘Science for Sustainable Development’;

* Technology-‘Technology for Environmental Sustainability’ and

* Graduate Studies–‘New Trends in Education, Health and Security for Human Development’. 

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