International Collaborations

The University of Colombo has several agreements of cooperation with foreign universities under which academic exchanges and research collaborations take place. The University of Colombo seeks to build on these relationships and develop network s which can be mutually beneficial for all of the international academic partners concerned.

Name of University
Details/Purpose of MoU
Date of Signature
La Trobe University, Melbourne



Academic staff and student exchange; the development of double –degree proposals agreed by parties; development of capacity building projects in academic areas and providing for staff development programs at LTU; productive collaboration in fields such as Health Science, Education , Tourism and Hospitality

18th November 2008

Queensland University of Technology Australia Nomination of scholars/staff and students to be associated with the host institutions for study and research; exchange of academic material of mutual interest; exchange of invitations to scholars to participate in conferences, scientific discussions, and symposia

30th November 2012

University of Western Sydney Australia Educational, Scientific and Cultural Cooperation

17th February 1999

Monash University


Agreement between the Faculties of Law of the two universities

2nd February 2001

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)


Agreement on conducting Joint Research

12th October 2006

The University of Newcastle


Nomination of scholars/staff and students to be associated with the host institutions for study and research; exchange of academic material of mutual interest; exchange of invitations to scholars to participate in conferences, scientific discussions, and symposia

10th February 2010

University of Wollongong


Agreement between the Faculty of Graduate Studies of the University of Colombo and the Faculty of Commerce, University of Wollongong on Research collaboration; joint research programs and joint teaching programs.

15th September 2011

University of British Columbia


Mutual cooperation in the field of research on terrestrial and marine biota

17th October 2001

University of Ottawa


Biological Material Transfer and collaboration

30th July 2008

City University Hong Kong
(School of Law)


Academic student and staff exchange

10th July 2001

City University Hong Kong


Student Exchange

7th August 2006

Beijing Foreign Studies University


Exchange of students, faculty members and researchers.

7th June 2011

University of Peace

Costa Rica

Promote student exchange; to strengthen the academic capacity of the Partner University in order to start a Master’s Program in Peace and Conflict Studies through cooperation

22nd February 2008

Justus Liebig University, Giessen


Promote international student exchange and closer cooperation in research and teaching as well as the development of joint projects

17th December 2008

Mahatma Gandhi University


Agreement on conducting Joint Research

15th October 2004

Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University 


Student exchange with UoC and Institute for Agro-Technology & Rural Sciences at Weligatte

23rd August 2010

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations


An Indian Professor as a short- term Visiting chair in Social Sciences to be affiliated to UoC during each academic year

11th March 2010

University of Delhi


Student and faculty exchange programme

27th January 2011

Hiroshima University


Promotion of joint research; exchange of faculty members; exchange of undergraduate and graduate students; exchange of research outcomes, academic publications and other academic information

13th January 2010

Hiotsubashi University


Academic cooperation and student and faculty exchange between the Faculty of Arts, Colombo and Faculty of Social Sciences, Hitotusubashi

30th of July 1998

Ritsumeikan University


Exchange and joint research

29th October 1998

Wako University


Cultural Cooperation, Exchange and research; Student and faculty exchange program with the Dept. of Sinhala, University of Colombo.

26th January 1998

Kansai University


Student Exchange

28th September 2006

International University of Japan


Exchange teaching, research and technical staff; development of research activities; strengthening academic collaborations through seminars and other activities

13th December 2010

Sophia University


Exchange of academic staff and students; developing and implementing joint research programs; Expand cultural awareness between both universities.

10th September 2011

The Kathmandu University


Exchange of academic staff for the purpose of research and teaching; exchange of library material, scientific and research publications; exchange of undergraduate and graduate students for study and research; Joint research activities

27th April 2010

Bodo Regional University


Educational, Scientific and Cultural Cooperation

9th October 2002

University of Oslo


Enhance academic corporation between the institutions; to encourage student and staff exchange; and to promote collaborative research.

21st April 2008

Lahore School of Economics


Student and Faculty exchange; Joint research programs

5th August 2010

Moscow State University


Academic and Student Exchange

10th September 1997

National University of Singapore


Academic staff development

31st January 2007

University of Ljubljana


Cooperation on the issues of development of international social work and social work education.

13th April 2005

Durham University

United Kingdom

Exchange of information in fields of mutual interest; Joint research activities; exchange of invitations to scholars for lectures /talks and sharing of experience; exchange of invitations to scholars to participate in conferences, colloquia and symposia; exchange of faculty members, postgraduate and undergraduate students, for study and research

8th July 2009

Georgia State University

United States of America

Establish a Bachelor’s program in Science in which qualified participants from the Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, who complete their first three years of undergraduate coursework in the field of Physics at their home institution, can complete the fourth  and fifth year, on site at the Georgia state University

15th December 2008

University of Connecticut

United States of America

Academic student and staff exchange; Joint Research Program

1st December 2010

National University of Vietnam


Educational, Scientific and Cultural Cooperation

3rd January 1998