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Vision, Mission & Goals


Provide Knowledge Leadership for a Better Sri Lanka / World



To foster management and good governance in facilitating the provision of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional education of highest quality with high impact research, quality teaching and industry engagement through a coordinated system of State Universities and HEIs, to create knowledge leaders who are passionate about meeting the triple bottom line.



  • Increase equitable access to state sector higher education.

  • Facilitate state HEIs by apportionment of funds to develop students’ skills and knowledge required for the 21st century citizenship.

  • Promote academic excellence of state HEIs through programmes, research and innovations that enable students to become life-long learners in a global environment.

  • Ensure improved state HEIs equipped with efficient and quality human resources, excellent facilities and sustainable/ green concepts.

  • Strengthen the governance and management of UGC and HEIs through secure and stable systems and mutually productive stakeholder relationships




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