Australian Victorian Minister Honourable Philip Dalidakis visit Green University

2018-Mar-22

NSBM hosted a high profile Australian ministerial visit today the 16th March 2018 as the Victoria state minister, Hon. Philip Dalidakis, Minister for Trade and Innovation, Minister for Digital Economy and Small Business, Victoria, Australia visited NSBM Green University.  

An international ministerial visit between Victoria and Sri Lanka is a first, and designed to acknowledge our special relationship in education, and encourage new educational partnerships. Amongst a range of high profile activities, the Minister wishes to select NSBM Green University as a recognition of premier partnership and recommended to tour the splendid Green Campus and meet VU students. NSBM Team hosted this occasion under leadership of Hon. Chandima Weerakkody, Minister of Vocational Training & Skills Development, P. Ranepura, Secretary to the Minister of Vocational Training & Skills Development and Dr E.A Weerashinghe Vice chancellor of NSBM Green University Town.

There were other representatives from Victoria state and university of Victoria including Mr. Pablo Salina, Senior Adviser to Minister Dalidakis,Ms. Michelle Wade, Victorian Government Commissioner to South Asia,Ms. Gonul Serbest, A/ Deputy Secretary, Department of Economic Development, Ms. Annie Santhana, Regional Director - Education, Victorian Government and Professor Colin Clark, Dean VU College of Business. The two parties had a detailed consultation on the cooperation and reached a broad consensus. The delegation meets the Victoria university students, other senior academics of NSBM, and bestowed high praise after meeting.

The delegates took part in a tree planting Ceremony, to symbolize the roots of VU relationship with NSBM, and the continued growth new educational partnership. The visit further enhanced the communication between NSBM and its partner Victoria University, and laid a solid foundation for further cooperation in the next stage.

As one of 39 public universities in Australia, graduates can be assured their qualification from VU is being awarded from a university operating in a world-class education system. Victoria University (VU) in Melbourne is one of the leading universities in Australia operated with over 40,000 higher education and vocational training students. Victoria is one of Australia’s few dual-sector universities recognised for its world-class teaching, research and international outlook. Victoria University is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2016/2017/2018 and further ranked in the 56th position in the world’s top universities aged under 50 (THE Young University Rankings 2017).The speciality of VU partnership with NSBM compared with the other locally delivered foreign degree program is, Victoria University closely monitor the entire processes of making a student a competent and employable graduate. Once the student completes the degree program at NSBM they will be par with VU onshore graduate competency and skills.