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Several Universities Forge International Partnerships for Higher Education Development

April 27, Colombo (LNW): During the weekly cabinet media briefing at the Government Information Department, Cabinet Spokesman and Mass Media Minister Dr. Bandula Gunawardhana announced the Cabinet of Ministers’ approval of the Education Minister’s proposal to foster collaboration between Sri Lankan universities and foreign counterparts. These partnerships aim to advance higher educational cooperation and facilitate multidisciplinary research initiatives.

Among the approved agreements are:

  1. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Sabaragamuwa University and the University of Salford, United Kingdom, focusing on disaster resilience and promoting multidisciplinary research for integrated natural resource management.
  2. Tripartite MoU involving the University of Jaffna, the National University of Singapore, and Singapore Health Services (Pvt) to establish a regional collaboration center dedicated to global health initiatives.
  3. MoU between the University of Ruhuna and the Southern Health NHS Trust of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, pertaining to the Marie Project addressing the mental health impact of menopause on women worldwide.

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