Research Council


The Research Council of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura (RC-USJ) was established in the year 2016 with the broad view of facilitating conduct of high quality research, promoting dissemination of knowledge generated nationally and internationally and contributing significantly for the national development. The activities of the RC-USJ are aimed at encouraging the academics, executive officers and students of the University to engage in high quality research. RC-USJ aims to achieve this through facilitating development of infrastructure, making the funds available for research, facilitating dissemination of knowledge and encouraging national and international collaboration which will induce development of a research culture in the university. RC-USJ also aims at encouraging researchers through recognizing and rewarding their work by research award system


Foster research and development through widening the access to funds and infrastructure by facilitation and creation of an enabling atmosphere to achieve excellence and successful research and development based advancements to uplift the quality of the environmental, social, economic bases, while nurturing sustainable partnerships with local and international stakeholder institutions by the research community at USJ for the well-being of the present and future generations.


  1. Promote research that has national and international significance catering national and global requirements
  2. Cultivate a conducive research culture in the university
  3. Establish self-sustainable centres of excellence in research
  4. Facilitate researchers to collaborate and perform quality research
  5. Enhance the skills of the researchers
  6. Smoothen the research process
  7. Facilitate researchers in disseminating their knowledge nationally and internationally
  8. Promote industry links and facilitate research consultancies
  9. Promote high quality student research
  10. Improve the effectiveness of research operations at RC-USJ member institutions
  11. Establish and maintain liaison with other organizations concerned with research and its administration