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* Norwegian support for post-graduate programs at Sri Lanka's Peradeniya University
Fri, Jul 25, 2014, 10:09 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 25, Colombo: Norway will support Sri Lanka's Peradeniya University to launch post-graduate programs in Water and Environmental Engineering and the cabinet of ministers has approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard.

An agreement between University of Peradeniya and Norwegian Agency for Development Corporation (NORAD) for receiving a grant on "Institutional capacity building in water management and climate change adaptation in selected countries in Asia" has been reached, according to the government.

The NORAD has launched the Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED) in 2012 to stimulate South-North Collaboration in the fields of Higher Education and Research.

The NORHED Program aims to strengthen the capacity of Higher Education Institutions in low and middle income countries to educate more and better qualified candidates, and to increase quality and quantity of research conducted by the countries' own researchers

The University of Peradeniya has been selected by NORHED programme in 2013 to receive funds to launch post-graduate programs in Water and Environmental Engineering and a MoU has been signed between NORAD and the University of Peradeniya.

Under the NORHED Program, 37 percent of the US$ 1.08 million, (NOK 6,730,482) grant will be utilized by the University of Peradeniya and University of Jaffna for 65 local and foreign scholarships / fellowships programs.

The cabinet has given approval for signing of the MOU as proposed by Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake, and to proceed with the activities relating to the above.

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