Chandra invited to speak at Oxford
The Uva Wellassa University Vice Chancellor Chandra Embuldeniya was
invited and hosted by the Oxford University's Said Business School in UK
to speak at the Entrepreneurial University Leadership Program aimed at
academic leaders in UK.
This program was attended by 22 senior academic leaders including a
Vice Chancellor, Pro Vice Chancellors, Deans and Directors of
Universities from UK who are undergoing training to transform their own
universities to become entrepreneurial.
This is a significant honour and recognition earned by the Uva
Wellassa University for establishing as an entrepreneurial university in
Sri Lanka in such a short period since commencing in June 2005. The
program was held from 5-8 May, 2010. Chandra Embuldeniya is the founder
Vice Chancellor of the University and he formulated and implemented the
new strategic concept.
The University is now conducting 11 degree programs on value addition
to the national resources and will produce the first batch of graduates
this year while hosting 1800 students.
This program conducted in four modules provides the training needed
by university leadership seeking to innovate, to create and realize
greater opportunities and to develop capacity for responding to
challenges. Chandra Embuldeniya said that the Uva Wellassa University
being an all entrepreneurial university and driven on a vision of being
the centre of excellence for value addition to the national resource
base has provided a model and a strategy for the universities around the
world for transforming into entrepreneurial universities. He said that
the universities must adapt rapidly if they are to continue creating
The Entrepreneurial University Leadership Program explores both the
concept and its application, embracing governance systems,
organizational design and the development of personal skills for