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Colombo University Research Symposium from Oct 11 to 22

To provide a platform for a wide array of academic discussions and bringing together researchers of various disciplines representing different departments, the University of Colombo has organised the annual research symposium, from October 11 to 22 in the University premises.

The inaugural ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Oct.11 at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, commencing 8.30 am, under the patronage of Senior Prof. Laxman Dissanayake. Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Jörn Rhode will be the chief guest while the UNDP Resident Coordinator, Ms. Una McCauley will be the keynote speaker.

The theme will be, 'Empowering humanity: Challenges and responses' and the symposium will provide a platform to present more than 300 abstracts on both theoretical and empirical research across broad disciplines, representing education, fine arts, humanities, law, management and finance, medicine and science.

The themes of the respective faculties will be: Arts: 'Managing transitions: Sri Lanka Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow'; Education 'Strengthening the Quality of Teacher Education'; Law: 'Empowering Humanity: Challenges and Legal Response'; Management and Finance: 'Empowering Humanity: Challenges for Managers'; Medicine: 'Empowering Healthcare Professionals and Public: the Way forward'; Science: 'Empowering Humanity through Science' and Graduate Studies: 'Sustainable Development for National Reconciliation'.



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