About Us


The Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) is the only National University which offers a wide range of academic programmes of study through the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode.

The flexibility and ease of access of this system has enabled the University to cater to the needs of prospective students from all parts of the country, regardless of their level of formal education, socio-economic background or age. It offers Certificate, Diploma, Degree and Postgraduate Degree programmes in a wide range of disciplines through its five Faculties, namely, Education, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, Humanities & Social Science and Natural Sciences and the Postgraduate Institute of English (PGIE).

The Open University takes special interest in fostering research and scholarship, and is a pioneer in research in Open and Distance Learning.

3MT Competition – Deadline for Registration Extended up to 31st August 2022

About the Event


International Open University Research Sessions 2022 (iOURS 2022) will be held on 10th and 11th of November 2022 as a fully online conference. The theme of the conference is “Contemplations towards Next Normal for a Smart Future – Directions and Dimensions”.

iOURS offers a unique forum for academics and researchers both within Sri Lanka and overseas to present and discuss their research findings in a wide range of disciplines. There will be four parallel technical sessions and six panel discussions on 10th and 11th November 2022.

The Organizing Committee of iOURS 2022 is pleased to invite academics and researchers to submit their research findings to be presented at the conference.

Session Themes


Abstracts can be submitted under the following sub-themes:

  • Open and Distance Learning
  • English Language Teaching
  • Education
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Health Sciences
  • Life Sciences – Biological Sciences, Agriculture, Forestry
  • Physical Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Management
  • Law

The important moments captured at the OURS 2019

The important moments captured at the OURS 2020

The important moments captured at the OURS 2021

Important Dates


Event Information:

  • Thu
    01
    Sep
    2022
    Sat
    15
    Oct
    2022

    Regular Registration

    Registration for Authors

    OUSL Academic/Administration/Academic support Staff and Students Free of Charge
    Local outside Participants LKR 3000
    Foreign Participants US$ 200

     

Panel Discussions

PUBLIC HEALTH IN CRISIS: STRATEGIES TO OVERCOME

Faculty of Health Sciences
11.45 – 13.45
10th November 2022

PROTECTED AREAS AS NATURAL SOLUTION FOR CLIMATE CHANGE

Faculty of Natural Sciences
13.45 – 15.45
10th November 2022

MASCULINITIES THROUGH MULTIDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES

Faculty of Humanities
& Social Sciences

15.45 – 17.45
10th November 2022

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP AND THE CHANGING NATURE OF GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES

Faculty of Education
10.00 – 12.00
11th November 2022

SMART CITIES: CHALLENGES FOR THE ENGINEERING SECTOR IN THE NEW NORMAL

Faculty of Engineering Technology
13.00 – 15.00
11th November 2022

CREATIVE ECONOMY, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND NEW NORMAL SRI LANKA

Faculty of Management
Studies

15.00 – 17.00
11th November 2022

Contact the Organizers


Director Research
Prof Shyama R. Weerakoon
Tel: +94 (11) 288 1510
Email: iours@ou.ac.lk

Feel free to ask a question or simply leave a comment.