Urban Bioresources

The urban population in Sri Lanka is expected to increase over the years to come. Meeting the increasing food demand and proper management of bioresources is becoming a challenge. This has become a serious problem, causing numerous adverse effects on the urban environment and its life, with an increased risk of disasters. The negative consequences of urbanization can be addressed effectively through bioeconomic strategies thereby achieving a sustainable economic development in Sri Lanka. The introduction of strategically developed urban farming in cities and utilization of bioenergy would be an integral part of this development. The main objective of the Department of Urban Bioresources (UBR) is to train human resources for a knowledge-based bioeconomy that will effectively utilize resources in an urban environment for the said development. The undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes of the Department are expected to cater these needs by serving a wide spectrum of career interests, providing excellent career opportunities for students. The Department will also conduct research on diverse fields of urban bioresources while disseminating novel knowledge to the betterment of the community.

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