SL, Russia universities tie up for cooperation in education | Daily News

SL, Russia universities tie up for cooperation in education

The Sri Lankan Embassy in Russia organized a signing ceremony of Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) between the UI. Y. Yakovlev Chuvash State Pedagogical University (ChSPU), Russia and South Eastern University of Sri Lanka (SEUSL), Vavuniya University (VAU) and Gampaha Wickramarachchi University of Indigenous Medicine (GWUIM), the embassy said.

While making welcome remarks, Sri Lankan Envoy in Moscow Prof. Janitha A. Liyanage congratulated all four universities on reaching this stage of cooperation and highlighted the importance of this occasion for development of educational relations between Sri Lanka and Russia. The Head of the Mission called on the universities to implement all articles of the MoUs and assured that the Embassy is always ready to facilitate all sides if any support is required in the future.

Addressing the gathering, ChSPU Acting Rector Prof. V. N. Ivanov expressed his gratitude to the Sri Lankan Ambassador for her support in bringing together Sri Lankan and Russian universities and informed that the ChSPU would be implementing its efforts to work productively and reach results for the betterment of the two peoples.

The Acting Rector also invited students and academicians of the three universities to visit the Chuvash region in the framework of the future joint activities.

SEUSL Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. A. Rameez said that it is a privilege of the university to enter into an agreement with the ChSPU, as this is the first agreement which the SEUSL signs with the Russian party.

In its cooperation with the ChSPU, the university would focus on carrying out joint activities such as training specialists, conducting conferences, preparing joint publications, exchanging academicians and doing research.

VAU Vice-Chancellor Prof. T. Mangaleshwaran highlighted the fact that since ChSPU is planning to open its Centre of Russian Language and Culture at the VAU, it would enable students to get exposure to the international culture and Russian language, which is a valuable opportunity for the young generation.

The Vice-Chancellor also underlined that the contact group of the university would be facilitating joint research which is currently of high importance to Sri Lanka.

GWUIM Vice Chancellor Prof. Ranjana W. Seneviratne also thanked the ChSPU Acting Rector for giving the opportunity to open a Centre of Russian Language and Culture at the GWUIM, which would contribute to multiple spheres, such as tourism, health tourism, trade, training of Sri Lankan students willing to study in Russia, etc.

The Vice Chancellor mentioned that knowledge transfer would benefit both sides and appreciated the Embassy’s efforts to bring the universities together.

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