WaSo Asia – Partner Universities
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh
University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
Institute of Technology of Cambodia, Cambodia
University College of Southeast Norway, Norway
The Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka)
University of Peradeniya (UoP) is a state funded residential university with approximately 12000 students and 900 academic staff members. UoP has 8 faculties of study, two postgraduate institutes and conduct academic programmes at bachelor’s, master’s and PhD level. It is the first university in Sri Lanka, than commenced as University of Celyon “Peradeniya Campus” in 1942. The university is located in Kandy at the Hantana foothills in the banks of Mahaweli River and has a large land area of 700 hectares.
University of Peradeniya is the contractual partner with Norad and act as the lead in the project and is responsible for the overall management. The university of Peradeniya will work with the Norwegian universities to strengthen and consolidate the existing postgraduate programmes and research in water sector, and collaborate with South partners to strengthen their programmes and research.
Read more about University of Peradeniya: www.pdn.ac.lk
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Bangladesh)
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) is one of the most prestigious institutions for higher education in Bangladesh. About 5500 students are pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate studies in engineering, architecture, planning and science in this institution. At present, BUET has sixteen teaching departments under five faculties and it has three institutes. A total of 500 academic staff.
BUET has a dual role with UoP to strengthen capacity in other partners in the south as well as to strengthen own capacity in selected PG fields especially focusing on capacity building of the graduates, capacity development of research, capacity on water and
environment especially in the context of climate change and adaption.
Read more about Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology: www.buet.ac.bd
University of Jaffna (Sri Lanka)
University of Jaffna (UoJ) has nine faculties spread over in Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Vavuniva. The present undergraduate student population is around 5257 and the postgraduate student population is around 855. The University receives the service of nearly 388 academic staff and 804 nonacademic staff.
UoJ’s role will be a recipient of capacity building for the newly formed Engineering Faculty and extension of the existing capacity building collaboration with UoP.
Read more about University of Jaffna: www.jfn.ac.lk
Institute of Technology of Cambodia (Cambodia)
Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) is located in Phnom Phen capital with 357 employees (faculty staff and administrative staff) and has 3071 students.
ITC is in need to build up graduate and PG educational programs and research related to all aspects of water. Although ITC is one of the six specialized universities in Cambodia with a high research focus, the research and PG capacities are in urgent need of strengthening. They will have a focus of training of supervisors and capacity staff as well as improve representation among staff and students of underrepresented groups based on gender or disabilities.
Read more aabout the Institute of Technology of Cambodia: www.itc.edu.kh
The University College of Southeast Norway (USN) is is the country’s second largest state-owned university college, measured in the total number of students, and larger than several of Norway’s universities. It has approximately 18 000 students and 1500 staff members spread over 8 campuses: Drammen, Vestfold, Kongsberg, Ringerike, Bø, Notodden, Porsgrunn and Rauland, and offers a wide range of academic programmes at bachelor, master and PhD level.
The University College of Southeast Norway will be the administrative coordinator from the Norwegian side and will take on the administrative tasks and take part in supervision.
Read more about the University College of Southeast Norway: www.usn.no
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Norway)
The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) was established in 1859 as an agricultural school and as a scientific university college since 1897. NMBU is comprised of 8 departments and works closely with 5 centers on campus. NMBU’s main specialization areas are biology, environment, food, land use and natural resource management. Of the 1160 University staff, more than half hold scientific positions. 4420 bachelor and master students and 447 PhD students.
NMBU will be the scientific coordinator from the Norwegian side and will take part in supervision as well as curriculum development with the specialization in water management, water supply and sanitation engineering, research and publication skills.
Read more about the Norwegian University of Life Sciences: www.nmbu.no