New Double Degree Master's Programmes in Wireless

Centre for Wireless Communications at the University of Oulu and the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka are launching a new International Double Degree Master’s Programme in Wireless Communications Engineering (WCE). The first Master’s students from Sri Lanka will arrive in Oulu in the autumn. Same kind of agreement has also been made between the University of Oulu and Asian Institute of Technology AIT in Thailand.

Academy Professor Matti Latva-aho from the Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu praises

“We have had excellent results during the last 10 years with Sri Lankan PhD students. This new Double Degree Master’s Programme will take the collaboration to a completely new level”.

Professor Nandana Rajatheva, Professor in Digital Transmission Techniques at University of Oulu points out

“As the very first double degree agreement at the Master’s level for CWC, this will pave the way for increased research collaboration and high quality teaching through combined efforts of faculty members of both sides. This will go a long way to bring up to date research and industry activities in Finland and will be matched with top-notch academics and brilliant students in Sri Lanka and will usher in a new era in international collaboration for Finland and Sri Lanka.”

The Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe sent his greetings to the event attendants via a letter where he says

”It is well known that the Faculty of Engineering – University of Peradeniya participated actively in prioneering engineering higher education in Sri Lanka; with the introduction of this programme, it undoubtedly breaks new ground in taking higher education in engineering to a new level of competence. Partnering with Oulu University of Finland in initiating this timely effort is indeed a step in the right direction; Finland is globally recognised for exceptional higher educational expertise and leads the way in Wireless Communications Technology”.

Professor Kithsiri Liyanage from the Department Electrical and Electronic Engineering confirms that

“for the University of Peradenya this is a big step in becoming more open and more international and in providing very valuable exposure to our students”.

The exchange of the agreement took place in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Thursday 14 December in a festive gathering attended by Harsha De Silva, Sri Lankan Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs.


Photo: Academy Professor Matti Latva-aho, University of Oulu (left), and Prof. Lakshman Wijeweera, Deputy Vice Chancellor of the Peradeniya University.


A week later same kind of agreement was launched in Thailand between the University of Oulu and the Asian Institute of Technology AIT.

Last updated: 4.1.2018