The University of Moratuwa is a new partner of USUE
The University of Moratuwa (UoM) in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka expressed its desire to become an international partner of USUE.
Through the mediation of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sri Lanka to Russia, Prof. Janita A. Liyanage, they held online negotiations between higher educational institutions of the two countries. Ural State University of Economics was represented by Roman Krasnov, Vice-Rector for Social Work and Youth Policy, University of Sri Lanka - by Gamini Lanarolle, Director of International Relations Division.
Representatives of higher educational institutions demonstrated the technical capabilities and curricula of their universities. Vice-Rector Roman Krasnov noted that among over two and a half thousand international students, there are 15 natives of Sri Lanka studying at USUE. And thanks to distance learning technologies, their number can still be increased.
“We have sufficient experience of online training for groups of 100-150 people from some universities in China,” Roman Krasnov said. “If some students from Sri Lanka would like to come to the Urals, we are ready to work with them in person. There is the double-degree program recognized in our countries. It has been successfully tested jointly with the Tashkent State University of Economics in the Republic of Uzbekistan. The first graduation took place in 2022.
Professor Gamini Lanarolle noted in his response that there were not so many international students studying at the University of Moratuwa, but he would be glad if young people from Russia come to study in Sri Lanka.
“Our university offers several areas of training - engineering, architecture, medicine, business, and information technologies,” Prof. Lanarolle explained. “We are most interested in cooperation with Ural State University of Economics in the areas of management, business analytics, and information technologies. We are ready to take part in the developing of joint master’s programs and exchange of students and teachers.”
Proposals for possible cooperation between USUE and UoM will be sent through the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Russia. Roman Krasnov thanked Ms. Janita A. Liyanage, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, for expanding international cooperation and her expressed readiness to come personally to Yekaterinburg to participate in the XIII Eurasian Economic Youth Forum. On behalf of USUE Rector Yakov Silin, he invited representatives of the University of Moratuwa to visit XIII EEYF, too.