Peradeniya among best 1,000 universities in the world



Peradeniya University has been ranked 901 in the world among 1,000 Best National Universities according to the US News Institute which is based in the United States of America, Vice-Chancellor Prof. M.D. Lamawansa said.

The Vice-Chancellor said that Peradeniya was the first university in Sri Lanka to be included among the best 1,000 universities.

He expressed these views while participating as the Chief Guest at the opening of the Peradeniya University’s Gift Shop today (24).

Commemorative gifts, souvenirs, clothes with the University’s insignia will be sold at the gift shop.

Speaking further, Prof. Lamawansa said the US News Institute has looked into 2,000 universities and 30,000 higher educational institutions before selecting the best 1,000.

The Vice-Chancellor said the best universities were ranked based on their performance under 13 indicators of excellence including global and regional research expertise, publications and conferences etc.

He said that Peradeniya was the only university in Sri Lanka to be ranked among thie best 1,000 and said that he is grateful to all the academic and non-academic staff as well as the undergraduates who contributed to achieve this milestone.



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