A Memorandum of Understanding is recently signed between the Regional Centre for Lighting / Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority and the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka with a view to promote, facilitate, carry out and strengthen Lighting education and research on a regional perspective. The University of Moratuwa will play the role of the academic entity and RCL will play the role of the coordinating entity of each of the activities respectively.The Lighting Research Centre (LRC) of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of USA will be the principal knowledge partner of the RCL.
Areas of collaboration
• Jointly establish and assist activities related to Educational aspects in Lighting at the level of Tertiary Education as appropriate to promote and strengthen the knowledge acquisition.
• Jointly conduct short courses and training programs in Lighting in order to upgrade the knowledge and develop related skills of practitioners.
• Provide assistance to share experience of best practices among academics and practitioners in the area of Lighting.
• Promote and assist industry based research and development projects identified through this initiative.
• Encourage academics and researchers to work closely within the scope of this initiative.
• Exchange information and experience resulting from the overall cooperation.
RCL and University of Moratuwa expect to form a working group with representatives of both parties to take this initiative forward..
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Moratuwa, Prof. Malik Ranasinghe and the Chairman of Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority Dr. Kithsiri Dissanayake were the signatories to the MOU. The Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Professor U.G.A. Puswewala, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture Prof. P.K.S. Mahanama, Director of the Postgraduate Studies Division , Faculty of Engineering Prof. Rahula Attalage, Registrar of the University of Moratuwa Mr. A. L. Joufer Sadique, Director General of Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority Mr. Chandana Samarasinghe, and Director of Regional Centre for Lighting Mrs. Ramani Nissanka, too participated in this occasion.