The 8th World Construction Symposium 2019, under the theme, “Towards a Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Built Environment” was held from 08th-09th November at Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The symposium was jointly organized by the Building Economics Management and Research Unit (BEMRU) of the Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa and the Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB).
The UoM team won the 1st runner up award in the signal processing cup (SP Cup) 2020 competition attached to the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), virtually held in Barcelona, Spain, from May 4 to 8, 2020. The winning team comprised of six undergrads of the Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering (ENTC), and four undergrads of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Mr. Dumindu Tissera (a PhD candidate of the ENTC) tutored and the team, and Dr.
Dr. Kriengsak Panuwatwanich, Associate Professor and Head of the School of Civil Engineering Technology, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT), Thammasat University, Thailand, and Mr. Hideki Shimazu and Ms. Kultira Tangtaswa, special representatives from ASEAN University Network/Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/SEED-Net) visited the University of Moratuwa (UoM) on 17th January 2020. The University of Moratuwa has signed a MOU with SIIT-Thammasat University and this visit was a follow-up for further collaborations.
A team of delegates from the East China University of Science and Technology, China visited the University of Moratuwa on 9th January 2020 to discuss possible collaborations. The team consisted of Prof. Ms. Luan Weiling, Vice Dean of Graduate School, Prof. Liu Dianhua, Vice Dean of School of Chemical Engineering, Prof. Zhang Lehua, Professor, Department Head, School of Resources and Environmental Engineering, Prof. Xu Yisheng, Professor, School of Chemical Engineering, Mr.
University of Moratuwa is among the best universities in Sri Lanka and is a popular choice for higher education. The university is known to produce leaders, entrepreneurs and inventors and offers degrees in Engineering, Architectural, Information Technology and Business. The overall employment percentage of the University is 91.4% in the year 2019. This is a figure comparable with that of the best universities in the world.
Prof. M. Thilakasiri, Senior Management Consultant and former Director - Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA) visited the University of Moratuwa (UoM) on 16th December 2019 with Faculty Deans and administrative officers of following three Chinese Universities, to conduct an information session for UoM students on educational opportunities available at China.
(1) Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan
(2) China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou
(3) Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan
Dr Partha Roop, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer and the Associate Dean (International) for the Faculty of Engineering, and Mr. Ryan Gamon, International Manager, Faculty of Engineering, International Office, University of Auckland, New Zealand visited the University of Moratuwa (UoM) on 12th December 2019. The University of Moratuwa has ongoing relations with the University of Auckland and this visit was a follow-up for further collaborations.