Further research collaborations with University of Moratuwa

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 09:46:00 GMT

University of Moratuwa

Professors Dilanthi Amaratunga and Richard Haigh, upon an invitation received from the Vice Chancellor of University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, Prof. Ananada Jayawardena, visited them on the 16th December 2016.

There was a detailed discussion on joint research with GDRC, Faculty of Architecture of University of Moratuwa and Faculty of Medicine of University of Colombo about collaborative research projects.

UoM Collab

Photo: GDRC’s Professors Dilanthi Amaratunga and Richard Haigh and Dr Kaushal Keraminiyage meeting Prof. Lalith de Silva, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and the rest of the staff

This followed a meeting with Prof. Priyan Dias Chair of Senate Research Committee about Research Grants and International Collaborations.

UoM Collab

The University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka is a leading university in the field of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology. All faculties conduct a portfolio of undergraduate and post graduate courses and enroll students for post graduate research degrees. The University of Moratuwa (UoM) is the only Technological University in Sri Lanka and is ranked as the best university in Sri Lanka. It has  been able to attract over 95% of the top-performers in the island-wide advanced-level examination. The University has three faculties: Architecture, Engineering, and Information Technology. University of Moratuwa is a research intensive university and played a key role during the aftermath of 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and was instrumental in setting up the International Institute for Infrastructure Renewal and Reconstruction (IIIRR), a multi-university international consortium which provides overall leadership in research, education, planning, design and implementation for mitigation of the impact of natural disasters and infrastructure renewal and reconstruction projects in tsunami affected or underdeveloped regions.

GDRC Professors are long sanding collaborators of University of Moratuwa, and have completed several projects successfully (e.g. ANDROID, CASCADE)  and are currently collaborating with them on several others (e.g. CADRE, ASCENT)

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