6th Research Symposium

Uva Wellassa University, which primarily focuses on value addition in all its research and teaching activities, is organizing its 6th Research Symposium to provide a platform to discuss, debate, agreed upon and disseminate the recent research on value addition under the theme of “Towards Emerging Trends in Value Addition”. Innovative perspectives towards value addition pay a pivotal role in uplifting the social well-being, while improving the proficiency to capture the emerging opportunities in the globe. This symposium was held on 28th and 29th January 2016.

Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka (UWU) established primarily focusing on Value Addition to teaching, learning and research id going to have its 6th Research Symposium with a view to provide a platform to present, discuss, debate and agreed upon and disseminate the recent research on value addition.

The theme of the symposium named “Towards Emerging Trends in Value Addition” as the innovative perspectives towards value addition significantly plays a pivotal role in uplifting the social wellbeing whilst improving the proficiency to capture globe with a crystal clear vision of achieving the set goals: stimulating the research on value addition to enhance the socio-economic development, providing a forum for exchanging constructing views on research findings among scholars and exploring the every possible opportunities for interactions and collaborations with industries, researches and stakeholders as well.

The 6th Research Symposium is undoubtedly going to reach its zenith of adding value to diversified areas of research such as Agriculture, Management, Science and Humanities paving way for a multitude of research on myriad disciplines coming under the areas stated above. The researches, academicians, professional, practitioners and undergraduates were enthusiastic in contributing to this year’s Symposium that we received around three hundred and fifty (350) research papers out which two hundred and fifteen (215) research papers have been selected to be presented respectively at;

  • Genetic and Biotechnology
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Bio Process Technology
  • Sustainable Crop and Animal Production
  • Aquaculture and Fisheries
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Environmental Science
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management
  • Entrepreneurial Agriculture
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Material Science and Engineering
  • Mineral Science and Technology
  • Digital Electronics and Embedded Systems
  • Computing and Information Science
  • Humanities and Social Development

The chancellor of the University shall reside as the Chief Guest of the Symposium whilst Professor Kapila Gunasekara, the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya shall grace the occasion as the Guest of Honor. Professor U. K. J. Mudalige will deliver the keynote speech while Dr. G. Chandrasena, Vice Chancellor, Uva Wellassa University taking lead as the Chairperson of the Symposium.