The vice-chancellor and Ambassador Her Excellency Trine Jøranli Eskedal, the Ambassador of Norwegian
Embassy in Colombo inaugurated ‘Master of Clean Energy Technologies’ Programme in collaboration with
Western Norway University of Applied Sciences on 19.09.2020. This Master of clean energy technologies
programme is the first of its kind in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka is foreseeing a clean energy future. The planned Master programme will help to produce the required
technical workforce to accelerate clean energy technologies in Sri Lanka. The University of Jaffna and the
Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) jointly developed the curriculum under HRNCET and
CBERC projects ( The courses will be taught by qualified academics from the
universities in Sri Lanka, India, USA, Sweden, and Norway. The Master programme comprises of two levels. First
is a one-year Master of Clean Energy Technologies with only taught courses and the other is a two-year Master
of Science in Clean Energy Technologies. Students who excel in their masters will have an opportunity to
continue their studies towards split-side PhD programme in Norway. Dr.M.K.Ahilan and Dr.T.Pathmathas will
serve as joint coordinators of the programmes.