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Vision, Mission & Goals


Sri Lanka to be the knowledge hub in the region and a leader in higher education in Asia by 2020



To guide, establish and develop through good governance and management a sustainable, widely acclaimed and accessible higher education system dedicated to quality teaching-learning, high impact research, innovative enterprise, constructive community engagement, peace and harmony and strategic international cooperation in line with national development



  • Widened participation and equitable access to higher education
  • Improved quality and relevance of academic programmes
  • Strengthened research, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Increased role of HEIs as strategic partners in socio-economic development and peace & reconciliation
  • Increased international cooperation and competitiveness
  • Improved physical & aesthetic environment and stakeholder satisfaction
  • Improved financial management and sustainability
  • Enhanced good governance and capacity




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