UK’s Plymouth University, ranked among the top10 modern UK universities in the world, recorded its partnership with Sri Lanka’s National School of Business Management (NSBM).
Plymouth University’s President and Vice Chancellor, Wendy Purcell were present at the launch. The chief guest was Minister of Education,Bandula Gunawardena. Monitoring MP for Education and Skills Development and Youth Affairs, Mohanlal Grero was also present.
“We have formed are partnering the NSBM to deliver degrees relevant to Sri Lanka. We want our graduates to be Sri Lanka’s leaders of tomorrow”, said Prof. Purcell.
“Plymouth University has been named as one of UK’s top performing ‘Green’ universities. The annual People and Planet University Green League ranked Plymouth University second out of 145 universities,while being the National UK League’s top overall performer since it began.
CEO, NSBM, Dr E.A. Weerasinghe said that as an educational institute they were inspired to redefine the role of higher education in Sri Lanka.
“ We currently have long-term affiliations with world renowned universities such as University College Dublin- Ireland and Limkokwing University, Malaysia and this our most recent partnership with Plymouth University will undoubtedly strengthen our capabilities in the field of higher education. Students could avail themselves of the best that our two institutions have to offer, including being in an eco friendly environment – the University Green Town in Homagama”.
Chief guest, Minister of Education, Bandula Gunewardena, said “NSBM offers a novel approach to learning, with the perfect blend of technology and research to prepare our students to take their place in tomorrow’s increasingly competitive world.
The government of Sri Lanka realises only too well that the future lies in education and the entrance of the Plymouth University only serves to underline it’s commitment to the furtherance of higher education in the country”.
The courses that will be offered will include programs in Supply Chain and Operations, Business Management, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, as well as Tourism and Hospitality. “Each degree will be delivered by our leading academics who will make up a ‘flying faculty team’, travelling to Sri Lanka to teach students in their third year”, said Professor Purcell.