International Relations Unit

The International Relations Unit (IRU) is the interface between OUSL and the global academic community. IRU is tasked with spearheading the growth of OUSL internationally by encouraging and guiding cross directional engagement with academic institutes, governmental, non-governmental and corporate entities.

IRU contributes to the internationalization of the University by leading and supporting:

♦ international policy development, research and the provision of strategic and country-specific advice to the University senior management, faculties and other areas;

♦ the establishment, development and review of the University’s formal bilateral and multilateral relations with overseas universities;

♦ interoperability of international relations strategy with key government and non-government agencies and diplomatic missions in Sri Lanka and overseas;

♦ the acts of networking and liaising with stakeholders in the corporate sector and OUSL alumni in Sri Lanka and overseas

♦ the management of an international visitor program for high level visitors to the University.

Guiding Principles

     

     

     

 

  • Creating Opportunities for Students and Academics
    supports the development of formal relationships and partnerships for student mobility and academic collaboration with other universities around the world.

                          

 

  • Creating Lasting Academic Partnership
    supports the development of formal relationships and partnerships for student mobility and academic collaboration with other universities around the world.

         

  • Globally Engaged Research and Teaching
    seek to expand on our strengths and pursue collaborative partnerships with international academic and research entities to have major societal and economic impact throughout the world

       

  • Connecting with Industry
    create opportunities for innovation and engaging closely with the global corporations to ensure world class graduates with the relevant skills and knowledge
  • Community and Cultural Engagement
    Foster academic engagements through conferences, seminars, lectures and inter-cultural programs
  • Recognizing our Alumni and Valuing Our Friendships
    Community of alumni and friends create a wide networking spanning across the globe.
  • Offering Dual and Joint Programs
    These programs enable students to gain international exposure and opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • Welcoming International Visitors
    The University extends a warm welcome to all distinguished visitors from around the world and attaches great importance to the contribution these visits make to the internationalization of the University.
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