The University of Ruhuna and South China Sea Institute of Oceanology will sign a landmark Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate with each other for further advancement of research and development.
South China Sea Institute of Oceanology (SCSIO) is one of the largest marine research institutes in China and a Key State Laboratory of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). It has nearly 390 staff members, 50 Research Scientists, 43 PhD Advising Professors and importantly 11 members of the CAS’ ‘Hundred Talents Plan’. The institute has nearly 300 graduate students and host over 30 post graduate students.
Dean of the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences & Technology of the Ruhuna University, Dr Tilak Gamage said the main objective of this MOU is to establish a Joint Research Team, collaborating in the areas of mutual interest. He said that priorities in the research will be given to Indian Ocean field observations, climate change and their impacts in marine ecosystem.
Organization of joint academic activities, such as training courses, seminars, symposia, conferences, or lectures, and exchange of scholars, including professors and post doctoral fellows, and exchange of materials and publications will also be covered by the MOU. (Niz.)