On March 23rd , a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed online between Dalian Ocean University, the University of Kelaniya, and Island Research Center, Ministry of Natural Resources. Present at the online conference were Professor Zhang Guochen, Vice President of DLOU, Professor Sudath R. D. Kalingamudali, Vice-chancellor (Acting) and Dean of the Faculty of Science of the University of Kelaniya, Professor Lin Heshan, Deputy Director of the Island Research Center, MNR, and members of the International Exchange and Cooperation Office and School of Marine Technology and Environment of DLOU.
Zhang Guochen gave a brief introduction of DLOU, and he pointed out the signing of this MoU is an important measure for the three parties to take the opportunities offered by China's Belt and Road Initiative, collaborate with each other and make common progress. He expressed that it is of great significance to the development of the international marine causes of China and Sri Lanka and the in-depth cooperation among the three parties.
The purpose of signing this MoU is to promote talent cultivation, academic collaboration, cultural interaction, and partnership by supporting educational, professional, and cultural activities among faculties and students of the parties.