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PM launches Aussie based UTS Insearch Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with Australia’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka David Holly, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (International) for UTS, Iain Watt; Managing Director of UTS Insearch Alex Murphy and other officials at the launch
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with Australia’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka David Holly, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (International) for UTS, Iain Watt; Managing Director of UTS Insearch Alex Murphy and other officials at the launch

The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe officially launched Colombo’s newest international higher education college, ‘UTS Insearch Sri Lanka’.

The launch will see UTS bring its latest developments in higher education learning from Sydney to support the skills and knowledge Sri Lankan students need for international study and career success. The’ initial investment in Sri Lanka is more than US$2 million and affirms Australia’s commitment and close ties to Sri Lanka.

“I am pleased to be a part of the launch of the UTS degree pathway (Diploma) programs here in Sri Lanka. This will provide a student with a pathway to one of Australia’s most innovative and technology focused universities, with the opportunity to complete their studies in Sydney, Australia,” said Prime Minister Wickremesinghe.

Australia is a welcoming destination for Sri Lankan students, with more than 170,000 people of Sri Lankan heritage already part of the Australian community. Australia’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, David Holly also supported the launch. “The establishment of a UTS Insearch branch campus in Colombo is a significant milestone in the relationship between Australia and Sri Lanka and is another example of Australia’s excellence in providing educational opportunities in Sri Lanka,” said David Holly. “We are investing more than US$2 million in developing our college and courses here, contributing to Sri Lanka’s exciting future and growing economy,” said Alex Murphy, Managing Director of UTS Insearch. To celebrate their entry into the market, UTS Insearch Sri Lanka college has announced plans to offer 10 merit-based scholarships for its top students who commence their studies with its inaugural academic session this year worth a total of Rs. 8 million.

The University of Technology Sydney is ranked first as Australia’s top young university in the 2019 and ranked overall 140th in the world.

 


 

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