MoU between the J’pura and UCAS of China to broaden innovative research
Arrangements have been made to sign the second Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences of China on September 16 to broaden innovative research through collaborations between Sri Lanka and China, university sources said.The signing of the MoU will coincide with the official visit of Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China to Sri Lanka. Prof. Wu Yueliang, Executive Vice-President of University of Chinese Academy of Science (UCAS) would be officially visiting the University of Sri Jayewardenepura (USJP) as an official from the accompanying delegation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, in lieu of a "China-Sri Lanka Joint Center for the Maritime Silk Road".
Director, World Class University Project (WCUP-2014) Prof Ranil De Silva of the USJP said the signing of the MoU would be headed by Prof Yueliang and the Vice Chancellor of the USJP. An official representative from the Chinese Embassy in Colombo and himself in his capacity as the Director, WCUP-2014, would act as the witnesses on behalf of UCAS and USJP respectively, Prof De Silva said.He said that this unique achievement would be a project subsequent to the first MoU signed between USJP and UCAS on the Jan 23, this year providing an opening towards the UCAS President’s Post-Graduate Scholarships Programme for students at USJP to pursue PhD degrees at the UCAS, the University of Science and Technology of China and Institutes of the UCAS around China.