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    MoU inked between UCAS China and USJP, Sri Lanka Featured

    September 17, 2014

    Prof. Wu Yueliang, Executive Vice-President of University of Chinese Academy of Science (UCAS) and  Dr. N.L.A. Karunarathne, the Vice Chancellor of the USJP inked a MoU while, an Official Representative from the Embassy of People's Republic of China to Sri Lanka and the Director, WCUP-2014, acted as witnesses on behalf of UCAS and USJP respectively.

    The MoU depicts the educational and scientific corporation between the two institutions for a Joint Split two (2) year bilateral Double M.Sc. Degree Program leading to PhD Degree between  UCAS and USJP, Short term exchange/training programs for students and staff, between UCAS and USJP and discussion on the proposed "UCAS center for Education and Research - Sri Lanka".  


    This unique achievement would be a project subsequent to the 1st MoU signed between USJP and UCAS on the 23rd January 2014 that provided an opening towards the UCAS President’s Post-Graduate Scholarships Programme for students at USJP to pursue PhD degrees at UCAS, the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and Institutes of CAS around China.


    The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) was mandated as the key force of China’s scientific research system, undertaking missions of defining scientific research orientations, by training and allocating professionals and outlining strategies for future scientific and technological development. Today’s CAS has 12 branch offices, 117 institutes, more than 100 national key laboratories and national engineering research centers, and about 1,000 field stations throughout the China while jointly affiliating with more than 92 research institutions with their foreign counterparts to strengthen partnerships with Europe, America, Japan, Russia and Australia, and promoting exchanges and cooperation with developing countries.CAS is currently considered as the highest academic institution in natural sciences, involving a supreme scientific & technological advisory body and comprehensive research and development center in natural sciences. Through the facilitation of high-technology industries, in 2008, the sales of CAS spin-off companies reached 171.57 billion RMB Yuan.


    As a successive secondary implication in enhancing the long standing the scientific and educational cooperation between The University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and The University of Sri Jayewardenepura, in furtherance to the official visit of, His Excellency Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, to Sri Lanka; Prof. Wu Yueliang, Executive Vice-President of University of Chinese Academy of Science (UCAS) would be officially visiting the University of Sri Jayewardenepura (USJP) as an official from the accompanying delegation of His Excellency Xi Jinping, in lieu of a "China-Sri Lanka Joint Center for the Maritime Silk Road". (KH)



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