The third research symposium of CINEC Campus ‘Transforming Innovation for Sustainable Development’ was held on November 10, 2022at the Klaus E. Oldendorff Auditorium of CINEC Campus, Malabe. Chairman of the University Grants Commission-Sri Lanka, Senior Professor Sampath Amaratunga graced the event as the chief guest.
The major objective of the International Symposium is to provide a Knowledge-Based Dialogue to deliver the most required policy measures and strategic management applications to strengthen sustainable development in Sri Lanka, under the main theme on ‘Transforming Innovation for Sustainable Development’. The theme carry the tag line ‘Nemo resideo’. ‘Nemo resideo’ in Latin for ‘No one left behind’. It was a critical part of Roman Legion morale. Leave no one behind (LNOB) is the central, transformative promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The symposium Chair of the CIRS 2022 Professor (Dr.) Lalith Edirisinghe and the team in consultation with respective Deans of six faculties created individual tracks for the plenary sessions well thought under the main theme given above. Accordingly, Faculty of Management and Social Sciences introduced a track namely, ‘Resilience Building and Entrepreneur Innovation for Sustainable Development: A story yet to explor’ while Faculty of Engineering and Technology proposed ‘Innovations for Sustainable Development’ as their track.
Third track, ‘Technology push with society change; reframing health society relationship” was created by Faculty of Health Sciences, the youngest faculty of CINEC Campus. Faculty of Maritime Sciences and Faculty of Marine Engineering proposed two tracks namely, “Sustainable Development of Shipping for world economy, promoting safer ships and cleaner oceans’ and ‘Sailing through dynamic challengers with knowledge and discipline towards excellence and superiority’ respectively. Faculty of Humanities and Education introduced the sixth track ‘Employing current trends in education for sustainable development: The role of humanities and education’.
“Resilience Building and Entrepreneur Innovation for Sustainable Development: A story yet to explore” – Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
“Innovations for Sustainable Development” – Faculty of Engineering and Technology
“Technology push with society change; reframing health society relationship” – Faculty of Health Sciences
“Sustainable development of Shipping for world economy, promoting safer ships and cleaner oceans” – Faculty of Maritime Sciences
“Sailing through dynamic challengers with knowledge and discipline towards excellence and superiority” – Faculty of Marine Engineering
“Employing current trends in education for sustainable development: The role of humanities and education” – Faculty of Humanities and Education
CIRS 2022 has received 211 abstracts from local and international Universities.
The idea of the Symposium was initiated by Emeritus Prof. Veranja Karunaratne, Consultant – Academic affairs with the blessings of our visionary leader Capt. Ajith Peiris, Chairman and President of CINEC. The CIRS 2022 Special emphasis were given to encourage abstracts from all Faculties maintaining the values of the tag line ‘Leave no one behind’. CIRES 2022 has broadened the horizon to global level and has secured seven international partners. The conference management was done through Easy Chair making the entire process automated.
Many workshops about Academic writing have been conducted to improve the knowledge, skills and competence of students since the opening of appear acceptance. Also training sessions have been arranged prior to Symposium day about preparing and presenting research document effectively. The organisers are convinced that they established CIRS-2022 as the most convincing Academic event of the year with the close intervention of top management.CIRS 2022 is not a beginning or the end. It is the means of Academic prosperity of CINEC’s wisdom in higher education and paving the way beyond its 33 years of Academic excellence and existence to be the best in producing good citizens.
A media conference was also held prior to the event on November 9, 2022, at Samudra Hotel Colombo with the participation of all the leading media personnel in the country. Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe, Senior Consultant of CINEC Campus, Capt. Peshala Medagama – Vice President Maritime Affairs, International Corporations and Foreign Projects, Professor (Dr.) Lalith Edirisinghe – Dean Faculty of Management and Social Sciences, Head- Society Linkage Cell & The symposium Chair of the CIRS 2022 and Sampath Siriwardane-Assistant HoD, Faculty of Managementand Social Sciences represented the CINEC CAMPUS.