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2nd National Undergraduate Research Symposium 2019

The NASTEC with the participation of large number of leading scientists, economists, technologists, policy makers and other stakeholders in Sri Lanka, developed the National Research and Development Framework (NRDF), which had identified 10 focus areas where immediate interventions are needed. The NRDF has identified 10 areas to focus on and several significant issues under them. These areas consist of;  i) Water, ii) Food, Nutrition and Agriculture, iii) Health, iv) Shelter, v) Environment, vi) Energy, vii) Mineral Resources, viii) Textile & Apparel, ix) IT and Knowledge Services, and x) Basic Sciences, Emerging Technologies and Indigenous Knowledge.

The first 5 areas of the list cater to improving quality of life while the later 5 contribute on economic development. The NRDF has received the blessings of the Head of the State, H.E. the President of Sri Lanka and has also been approved by the Cabinet of Ministers as the national research and development framework for Sri Lanka.

Planning and implementing R&D activities as suggested in the NRDF will assist the country in taking a fast forward leap towards sustainable development, where the economy, environment and the society are equally benefitted. Therefore with the objective of promoting the NRDF among the scientists of our country, several activities have been initiated by the NASTEC. The National Undergraduate Research Symposium (NURS) is one of these activities initiated in 2017 with the objective of increasing the number of research that address the problems/issues identified under 10 focus areas in the NRDF among undergraduates and their supervisors in the Universities.

NASTEC organized its second Undergraduate Research Symposium on 29th March 2019 at the Centre for Banking Studies (CBS), Rajagiriya, Kotte. Prof. K.M. Nalin de Silva, Senior Professor of the Department of Chemistry, University of Colombo addressed the gathered undergraduates at the inauguration ceremony as the invited special guest & keynote speaker. Undergraduates presented their research findings in two parallel sessions under seven focus areas of the NRDF which included Food, Nutrition & Agriculture, Health, Shelter, Environment, Energy, IT and Knowledge Services, and Basic Sciences, Emerging Technologies and Indigenous Knowledge. The best presenters of each session were awarded merit certificates.

 

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National Policy on Mineral Resources

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National Science & Technology Policy of Sri Lanka

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