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Our aims

By developing and supporting a confident and successful academic research community, to be one of the world’s top research-led universities, recognized for its position at the forefront of setting and delivering the research agenda, nationally and internationally, across the range of disciplines in which we are active.

We aim to be

A leading research institution, in the sense of setting and leading research agenda, both politically and from a discipline perspective

A confident research institution, as characterized by its ability to recruit and nurture high quality academics and excellent research students, whether from the Sri Lanka or internationally

A successful research institution, across a range of measures including quality of research outputs, research income, international recognition and collaborations and performance relative to peer institutions both nationally and internationally to achieve these aims, our Research Strategy is built around four strategic themes:

  • Research environment
  • International Excellence
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Knowledge Exchange