Welcome to University Research Council

This centre has been functioning as the liaising entity for all international exchanges and research activities of the university and has initiated and renewed links and agreements of the university with various institutions throughout the world.

Our Vision

To aid establish the national & international identity of the University of Peradeniya as a centre of excellence in research and higher education and as a contributor to the global knowledge hub.

Our Mission

To stimulate, encourage, and support research across all segments of the University community and to establish multidisciplinary research collaborations at both national and international level.

Functions and Activities

  • To attract national and international finds for research.
  • To encourage and assist university staff to attract fund/research grants from national and international research granting bodies.
  • To establish research collaborations between University of Peradeniya and local institutes and with overseas organizations in liaison with International Affairs Office.
  • To enhance university research publications in high impact journal by providing financial assistance.
  • To conduct regular training for the staff to improve skill of scientific writing.
  • To maintain up-to-date research database.
  • To offer administrative support for research project handling.
  • To develop infrastructure and equipment facilities for research activities and to introduce mechanisms to accelerate procurement procedures related to research activities.
  • To organise national and international research conferences, seminar and workshops.
  • To disseminate and showcase university research activities to university community, other relevant authorities and to the general public.
  • To assist in patenting and commercialization of research outputs by maintaining close link with university business linkages.
  • To recognize outstanding researchers through award schemes.

Recent News

Achieving University Excellence through Research

The University Research Council (URC) organized a workshop on "Achieving University Excellence through Research" on 22nd November 2022 with the collaboration of the Postgraduate Institute of Science...

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Webinar on “Research Tools for Collecting, Writing, Publishing, and Disseminating your Research”

The University Research Council organized a webinar on “Research Tools for Collecting, Writing, Publishing, and Disseminating your Research” and was held on the 4th of November 2022. ...

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PURES 2022 - Organized by University Research Council

The first Peradeniya University Research Excellence Showcase [PURES] was held on 23rd March 2022 at the Joint Research and Demonstration Centre for Water Technology. ...

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Research Visibility and Its Impact on University Ranking

The University Research Council is pleased to announce that the webinar on Research Visibility and Its Impact On University Ranking to be offered for the university community is scheduled for 20th of January, 2023 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am via Google Meet. For further details, please check the attached flyer and register by clicking the following link on or before 18th January 2023.

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/VcQKEe2bMuHR4wDv9

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