Celebrating Academic Excellence: Faculty of Engineering’s Unprecedented Achievement at the Presidential Awards for Scientific Research

Peradeniya’s Pinnacle of Success: More than 20% of the national publications

In a striking testament to academic brilliance, the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Peradeniya has set a benchmark of excellence in the prestigious Presidential Awards for Scientific Research 2023. The award was given to each article published in the top 100 journals with the highest SCImago Journal Rankings (SJR). The university has outshone others, securing more than 20% (46 out of 217) of the total awards for publications from 2019/2020, where Engineering is one of the faculties at the centre steering it.

Collaboration Across Borders: More than 45% of overseas authors

These 46 papers, a fusion of intellect and innovation, have been co-authored by 156 Sri Lankan and 121 overseas authors, showcasing a global collaborative spirit. This synergy of local and international minds reflects Peradeniya’s commitment to global academic partnerships.

Impact Measured by Citations: More than 1,500 citations

The impact of these publications is not confined to accolades but is echoed in their global scientific influence. These papers have already garnered an impressive 1,513 citations, averaging over 30 per paper. This remarkable citation count, coupled with an h-index of 24 since 2019/20, speaks volumes about the quality and relevance of the research produced.

Engineering – A Hub of Innovation: Contributing Almost one-third of the papers

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Peradeniya stands tall in innovation, contributing almost one-third of these award-winning publications (15 out of 46). These 15 engineering marvels were brought to life by 81 authors, including 40 from Peradeniya and 13 industrious undergraduate students. This highlights the Faculty’s sustained emphasis on undergraduate research, a practice not commonly seen elsewhere.

A Testament to Peradeniya’s Excellence

These awards testify to the University of Peradeniya’s unwavering dedication to fostering a culture of research excellence and innovation. It’s not just about the number of publications or citations but the underlying story of commitment, collaboration, and the relentless pursuit of knowledge that sets Peradeniya apart.

The University of Peradeniya, especially its Faculty of Engineering, has undeniably etched its name in the annals of scientific research in Sri Lanka. This recognition at the Presidential Awards inspires current and future generations of students and academics to continue pushing the boundaries of knowledge and innovation.

The achievement of the Faculty of Engineering in the Presidential Awards for Scientific Research 2023 is an accolade and a testament to their perseverance, collaboration, and unwavering pursuit of excellence. This achievement will serve as a guiding light for future generations of scholars and researchers in Sri Lanka and beyond.