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The International Research Centre
Accomplishing our Mission
How it began...
The first attempt
No. of publications and communications
Impact Factor (journal-based)
No. of patents
Sri Lanka Ranking
The H-factor (person-based)
Other modes of dissemination of research output
A world Class University
excellence in education of their students
research, development and dissemination of knowledge
activities contributing to the cultural, scientific, and civic life of society
Is the University of Peradeniya a world class University?
in the country
Quantify the research output of individual scientists.
-A measure of productivity and impact of published work of a scientist/scholar.
-Based on scientist's publications and the number of citations in other publications.
-Can be applied to the productivity and impact of an entity.
-The index was suggested by Jorge E. Hirsch, a physicist at UCSD, as a tool for determining theoretical physicists’ relative quality.
-Sometimes called the Hirsch index or Hirsch number.
Alternative to the impact factor of a journal.
The Veterinary Faculty
InRC has already allocated funds for web improvement
The Veterinary Faculty today,
How Can the Veterinary Faculty Contribute towards the Internationalization of UoP?
in 2008, by Vice Chancellor Prof. H. Abeygunawardena
Program for Internationalization of six Sri Lankan Universities, Ministry of Higher Education.
A five year program with a budget of 100 million/year
The aim - to increase webometrix ranking of the Universities
The University of Peradeniya
No.1 University in Sri Lanka
Within top 10 Universities of South Asia
Within top 300 Universities in Asia
Within top 1500 Universities in the world
A scientist has index h if h of his or her Np papers have at least h citations each and the other (Np - h) papers have fewer than h citations each.
A h index of 40 means, for example, that a scientist has published 40 papers that each had at least 40 citations.
Citation conventions differ widely among different fields
Sri Lanka has 31 research institutes under nine ministries and 48 university faculties.
There is no full-time research cadre in the universities.
There are 4600 research scientists.
The Vice Chancellor of UoP Prof. S.B.S. Abayakoon, submitted a proposal on 17th June 2011 to the UGC to establish a International Research Centre, it was accepted and InRC was implemented
A center was established, but failed to deliver.
Lack of a Full time Director
Lack of Support Staff
Lack of funds
Teaching — the learning environment (30%)
Research — volume, income and reputation (30%)
Citations — research influence (32.5 %)
Industry Income — innovation (2.5 %)
International Mix — staff and students (5 %)
Times Higher Education
Our Main objective is to increase the webometrix rating
We intend to get this done by improving our international relations and increasing our research output
To put it simply,
was established, in order to
Increase Webometrix rating
develop international relations/partnerships on both individual and institutional levels
increase research output, in quality and quantity.
our mission is...
The Internationalization of UoP
The First - a University funded by the governments of many countries and thereby is controlled by the officials from the governments of different countries.
The Second - a University that has become international due to its international reach, mainly driven by the curriculum offered, the international student body or the international faculty teaching and researching.
How do we define an International University?
As the oldest, largest, most comprehensive and most diverse University in the country with eight faculties; three of them being unique to the university system, and two postgraduate institutes,
The University of Peradeniya already has a good reputation, now its a question of maintaining and building on it.
The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, also known as Ranking Web of World Universities, is ranking system for the world's universities based on a composite indicator that takes into account both the volume of the Web contents (number of web pages and files) and the visibility and impact of these web publications according to the number of external inlinks (site citations) they received. The ranking is published by the Cybermetrics Lab, a research
group of the Spanish National
Research Council (CSIC) located in Madrid.
Provide financial support for staff and students to participate in international conferences
Organize international research conferences and seminars and workshops in University of Peradeniya
Initiate new research projects/collaboration with industry
i. 25 research grants up to 0.75 million each to be allocated to newly tenured researchers. Each faculty will get at least 2 research grants.
Promote and coordinate international research activities to benefit Staff/Students of UoP
1.Foreign Under Graduates for UoP: 25 Programs
2.Foreign Post Graduates for UoP: 10 Students
3.Foreign Scholars for UoP: 25 Scholars
ii. Allocation of research grants for multi-disciplinary research project involving more than one principle investigator across UoP with national or international funding and collaborations. InRC will grant up to 2 million for such projects per year.
iii. For new research projects initiated with the industry up to 1 million per project per year
4. Sri Lankan scholars residing abroad, for UoP: 25 Scholars
5. Sri Lankan Scholars travelling abroad to initiate research projects and MoUs
publishing of abstract, proceedings
International resource persons
Improvement of University/ Faculty website
Restructure University Journals to international standards/other research related publications
a. course and lecture material development and upload for easy student access
b. provision to upload research papers
c. provision for frequent updates
d. infrastructure development
Publication of research and purchase of software
1.The International Interaction Association
2.Sri Lanka Japan Study Centre
3.UoP Instrument Database
4.Grant tracking Software
5.Non Academic Executive Staff Training
Our plan for 2013,
A few important activities carried out this year
2. The Sri Lanka Japan Study Centre
3. The NSF Workshop
1. The Conference SLJCR-2013
Strengthening Japan-Sri Lanka Partnership beyond the 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations
“The two leaders welcomed the establishment of the Academy of Financial Studies (AFS) and the proposal to establish the Sri Lanka-Japan Study Centre in University of Peradeniya, and expressed hope that these institutions would vitalize the intellectual exchanges between Japan and Sri Lanka.”
Joint Statement released on 15.03.2013 following a meeting between his Excellency the president of Sri Lanka and His Excellency the Prime-minister of Japan
A workshop on writing grant proposals for NSF grants was organized and held on Saturday, 30th March at the Senate room at the University of Peradeniya.
6 resource persons including the Director of NSF, Mrs. Anusha Amarasinghe
42 participants from all the Faculties of the University
Two Days: Four Parallel sessions
Five Special Session
11 Key Note Speeches
150 papers presented
Over 45 Participants from Japan
Over 175 Participants from Sri Lanka
25 Japanese Institutions represented
Almost all SL Institutions represented
The Conference in a Nutshell
International Research Centre
Japanese Embassy in Sri Lanka
The impact factor (IF) of an academic journal is a measure reflecting the average number of citations to recent articles published in the journal. It is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field, with journals with higher impact factors deemed to be more important than those with lower ones. The impact factor was devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. Impact factors are calculated yearly for those journals that are indexed in the Journal Citation Reports.
How can InRC contribute towards the Veterinary Faculty?
THI - Academicaly
THI- By Reputation
To further strengthen the academic and research cooperation between Sri Lankan and Japanese Universities.
To further strengthen the student exchange programmes between University of Peradeniya and Japanese Universities.
To build human capital on research methodologies and modern technological tools for research in different disciplines through finances secured from join submission of proposals with Japanese Universities.
To improve physical capacity for collaborative research that takes place between the universities of two countries.
To facilitate coordination of research and training activities between two countries.
To facilitate and strengthen the existing linkages between different Faculties of University of Peradeniya with Universities in Japan.
To host and organize joint academic and research conferences between the two countries.
We also target to..