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University of Vocational Technology
University of Vocational Technology (UNIVOTEC)

UNEVOC Centre (Uni/Research) since 1999

University of Vocational Technology (UNIVOTEC) was established, in 2008 and the National Institute of Technical Education (NITESL) became the Faculty of Training Technology. UNIVOTEC was established under the Ministry of Vocational & Technical Training under the Parliament Act No.31 of 2008. The main aim of the University is to improve both quantitative and qualitative aspects of Technical Education and Vocational Training in Sri Lanka:

(i) To assist in the progressive development of students in TVET sector to acquire a university education

(ii) Provide pedagogical training for Trainers serving in TVET organizations

(iii) Assist in development of course curricula for TVET sector

(iv) Provide extension courses on continuous professional development

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
Primary focus
Developing knowledge
Primary focus
Developing and building capacities
Primary focus


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
  Secondary focus
  Secondary focus
Policy makers
  Secondary focus
Private sector
  Secondary focus

Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
  Interested to contribute
   Interested to learn
OER and Online Learning
   Interested to learn
Equity of access in TVET
   Interested to learn
Gender equality in TVET
  Interested to contribute
Fostering entrepreneurship
  Interested to contribute
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
   Interested to learn

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
Capacity development projects
Highly interested
Policy oriented projects
Highly interested
Knowledge development
Highly interested
Workshops and conferences
Highly interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
Within my cluster
Highly interested
With Africa
  Moderately interested
With the Arab States
  Moderately interested
With Asia and the Pacific
Highly interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
Highly interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
  Moderately interested


University of Vocational Technology (UNIVOTEC)
100, Kandawala Road
10390 Colombo
Western Province
Sri Lanka


local time now: ~16:57 ±1 hour daylight saving time

Head of UNEVOC Centre
S. A. Liyanage

UNEVOC Coordinator
Sudath Ananda Liyanage
Admission Accreditation Quality Assurance

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5 September 2014
Experts’ seminar on improving evidence-based research and supporting greater investment in TVET
On 31 August 2014, Mr Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC, and Kenneth Barrientos, Programme Officer UNESCO-UNEVOC, attended and contributed to an expert seminar organized by TAFE Directors Australia and NCVER, both of whom are members of the UNEVOC Network and joint coordinator for the Pacific cluster.
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