The Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS) of Rajarata University of Sri Lanka (RUSL) invites you to participate in the Rajarata International Research Conference 2019 (RIRC 2019) held in Mihintale, Sri Lanka. Under the theme “Expanding horizons through research, innovation and communication”. RIRC 2019 emphasizes the importance of having intellectual exchanges to generate future research. RIRC 2019 will be held at Rajarata University located in the historic and picturesque city of Mihintale in Sri Lanka. In addition to the intellectual exchange, RIRC participants who are interested in nature, historical places or unique architecture, will be rewarded with a treasure trove of places to explore in Mihintale and in the surroundings areas.
The RIRC is the annual research conference of Rajarata University of Sri Lanka. Since the inaugural conference organized and hosted by the FAS in 2011 the conference has been hosted by different faculties of RUSL attracting both local and international scholars. RIRC 2019 aims to provide an arena for local and international researchers to disseminate their research findings and to foster academic dialogues leading to future research and collaborations.
RIRC 2019 facilitates workshops conducted by world-renowned scientists from the USA and Australia on areas such as Epidemiological Modelling, Genomic Modelling, Health Informatics and Data Science. Through these workshops, RIRC 2019 provides opportunities to interact, network, learn and collaborate with researchers of multiple calibre and conducting research in various fields.
Sri Lanka, despite being a country of a higher literacy rate lacked an overarching research and development culture. Research was limited to state universities and a few government sponsored institutes. However, currently, Sri Lanka is at a juncture where promoting an overarching research culture to facilitate multidisciplinary research, establishing strategic partnerships, working with people who will benefit from research, influencing policy makers and linking academia and industry are of utmost importance. Through RIRC 2019, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka aims to contribute to the budding research culture in Sri Lanka by bringing together the elite local and international researchers and their innovative ideas.