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SOJO University, Japan and University of the Visual and Performing Arts, Sri Lanka have entered into an MoU on 8th March 2018 for academic and research collaboration between the Faculty of Visual Arts, University of the Visual and Performing Arts and Faculty of Art, SOJO University, Japan.
A delegation consisting of key staff of the SOJO University and students participated at the signing ceremony held at the University of the Visual and Performing Arts, which was followed by discussions and faculty visits.
A delegation of University of the Visual and Performing Arts (UVPA) comprising Professor Sarath Chandrajeewa/Vice-Chancellor, Ms. Thakshila Ranthunga/Actg. Registrar and Ms. Chani Imbulgoda/Deputy Registrar in-charge of the International Collaboration & Research were invited by the Centre for Academic & Scientific Corporation of Islamic Culture & Relation Organization (ICRO) in Iran to participate in an informative visit to art institutions in Iran and to discuss initiating academic and research collaborations. This programme was initiated and coordinated by the Cultural Centre of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Sri Lanka.
The visit took place from 11th February 2018 to 17th February 2018. The UVPA delegation visited Tehran, the Capital city of Iran and Esfahan, key attraction and a Cultural and Ancient city in Iran.
UVPA delegation visited University of Arts in Tehran and entered into a MoU for academic and research collaboration with two Universities. The Hozeh Honari Institution of Arts and the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Tehran University are two other key institutions expressed interest in formalizing academic and research collaborations with the University of Visual and Performing Arts.
Exploration of Heritage of Arts in Tehran and Esfahan
Galleries and workshops of Hozeh Honari Institution of Arts
Galleries and workshops of Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran
Galleries theatres and workshops of University of Arts
Hasht Behesht Palace, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Forty Column Palace, Ali Qapo Palace, Jame Mosque, Nagshe Jahan Square, Jame Abbasi Mosque, and the Armenian Vank Cathedral