Horizon Campus, one of Sri Lanka’s leading private universities, signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Essex, UK as a first step to offering unparalleled Postgraduate Degree Programmes to Sri Lankan students.
The partnership will open doors for students to enroll for programmes in Law and Information Technology (IT) in specialized areas, and is a refreshing step to diversify the current market offerings.
Speaking at the event, CEO of Horizon Campus, Ajitha Wanasinghe stated, “Today marks the first step of a longstanding collaboration between our universities that I believe will bring fruitful results to both organizations and to our country. Sri Lanka has entered into an era of steep economic development. The country needs top class universities that offer niche market courses to widen our scope in addition to the standard courses that are already commonly available. The University of Essex compliments this requirement and we are pleased to partner with them to bring a more dynamic offering of courses to our students.”
Established in 2011, the Horizon Campus offers internationally recognized qualifications in affiliation with foreign universities in the UK, the US and Malaysia. The Campus consists of 5 faculties offering courses in Management, IT, Science, Education and international Programmes and is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), the Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).
Expressing his thoughts, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Essex, Prof. Anthony Forster said, “We are delighted to be here to work with such an esteemed partner as the Horizon Campus. We have had some exciting discussions about the way in which we can start off the partnership and about how we can build that partnership from the ground up. We hope that this MoU is a clear declaration of intent from the perspective of the University of Essex, on our commitment to produce global citizens who will go out into the world and make it a better place.”
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) (Hons) Asia e University Seminar at Nugegoda Horizon College
Horizon team from Faculty of Science has observed Ruddy-breasted Crake, a rare bird species at Diyasaru Park
Ruddy-breasted Crake is an endangered species appearing in the IUCN red list. It is a shy water bird which belongs to Rallidae family. Ruddy Crake migrates to Sri Lanka in December and leaves by March. It is uncommon and rarely seen, because of lack of the habitat and the urbanization. The Horizon team (Batch 10 undergraduates following BSc (Hons) in Biotechnology) led by senior lecturers Mr Medisha Gunawardena and Mr Eranda Mandawala, were fortunate to spot this rare species on 11.12.2018 during their field visit to Diyasaru Biodiversity Park around Thalawathugoda. During this field visit, the undergraduates were able to expand their knowledge on Biodiversity of wet lands and importance of conserving them. It was a memorable experience for them as they were able to observe and learn about endemic and endangered flora and fauna in wetlands.