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KDU's 10th International Research Conference Debates on 'Changing Dynamics in the Global Environment: Challenges and Opportunities'

KDU's 10th International Research Conference Debates on 'Changing Dynamics in the Global Environment: Challenges and Opportunities'

[August 05 2017]

The 10th International Research Conference, organized by the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) was ceremonially inaugurated Thursday morning (3) at the KDU, auditorium at Ratmalana under the patronage of Hon. Susil Premajanth, Minister of Science and Technology, as the Chief Guest together with tri-service Commanders and a large number of scholars representing both military and civil sectors graced the sessions.

The two-day long (3-4 August) this year's conference was focused on 'Changing Dynamics in the Global Environment: Challenges and Opportunities'.

Each year, the KDU attracts more than 2000 researchers from all over the world and it receives more than 500 submissions of research papers. 320 papers have been selected to present at this year out of a similar number of submissions to be produced at this year's conference.

This year, the organizers have invited the world renowned Sri Lankan scholars, Prof Chandra Wickramasinghe, an astronomer and astrobiologist, residing in the UK, and Dr Bandul Wije, a Scientist and a Biomedical Engineer for conferment of Honorary Professorships in recognition of their invaluable contribution to the advancement of science.

Broadening opportunities for national and international scholars to disseminate and share their expert knowledge, gained through various research, this year's research conference has been organized under 9 thematic sessions.

Sessions on Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering and Marine Engineering under the engineering category.

Medical sessions comprised of the fields of pre-clinical and post-clinical sciences and clinical sciences and while Allied Health Science sessions consisted of nursing, laboratory sciences, pharmacy, physiotherapy and radiography.

Sessions on law addressed areas of international law, criminal law, and military law.

Sessions on computing consisted of computing and information technology.

Sessions on basic and Applied Sciences session which covered areas such as bio-chemical sciences, molecular bio-science, physics and agriculture.

Sessions reserved for management of Social Sciences and Humanities touched on areas of management, social sciences, languages, political science and economics.

Similarly, one more session covered built environment, architecture, landscaping, quantity surveying, and surveying.

This annual conference provides an opportunity for researchers from various fields to present their research findings. All sessions had a plenary session and a number of technical sessions.

The conference, conducted under the guidance of Rear Admiral Jagath Ranasinghe, Vice Chancellor, KDU was chaired by Dr. Prasanna Premadasa, Senior Lecturer, with the assistance of co-secretaries Mr. W.P.L.K. Wijesinghe and Ms. A.M.T.N. Adikari - Lecturers of the KDU.


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