IIHS Collaborates with UNE Australia for Biomedical Sciences

18 August 2014 By In Current Students

IIHS Collaborates with UNE Australia for Biomedical Sciences

IIHS (www.iihsciences.com) signs an agreement with UNE (University of New England - Australia) to articulate their Advanced Diploma in Biomedical Sciences into UNE’s Bachelors of Biomedical Science. The MOU signing ceremony was held on 5th August 2014 at the TajSamudra hotel along with an open day and seminar on biomedical research presented by UNE professors. This event was established to celebrate the launch of their joint-venture Biomedical Sciences program.

Many prospective students along with their parents attended the open day, held from 3pm to 5.30pm where they were able to ‘meet and greet’ the IIHS & UNE staff as well as retrieve all required course information. The program has proven to be very attractive amongst students and parents alike due to the way it has been favorably structured; studentsare able to study the first two years at IIHS and the final two years at University of New England, Australia, saving them more than 6 million rupees in living costs and total tuition fees.

The chief guest for this event was Dr. Peter Nolan, Counselor- Department of Education, Australian High Commission, New Delhi, India who happens to be UNE alumni. Also present on the day was Mr. David Samuel, Business Development Manager - Australian Trade Commission, Mr. RishenShekhar, Regional Marketing Manager - UNE and Mrs. Gabrielle Rolan, Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor - UNE who extended their fullest support to make this collaboration possible.

Prof. IevaStupans, Professor of Pharmacy, spoke on the topic  “Drug Metabolism: from the Bedside to the Test Tube & Back Again” while Dr. Glenda Parmenter, Program Coordinator and Senior Lecturer Nursing, School of Health, spoke on the topic “Inter-professional Practice in Health Sector”

Both IIHS and UNE have worked extremely hard towards “raising the bar” in the development of opportunities for students in Sri Lanka and are confident that many students will benefit from this new collaboration.


Dr. Kithsiri Edirisinghe (Deputy Chairman - IIHS) Welcoming the guests

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 Future IIHS & UNE Students in attendance,                         Chief guest Dr. Peter Nolan during his congratulatory speech  (Counselor -

    along with parents and IIHS staff                                         Department of Education, Australian High Commission)


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Mr. Rishen Shekhar (Regional Marketing Manager                                  UNE & IIHS Panel of Delegates 

(UNE) meeting with prospective students.



Prof. Ieva Stupans  presenting her Research.


$1Mrs. Gabrielle Rolan (Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor – UNE) and Dr. Kithsiri Edirisinghe 


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  DDr. Glenda Parmenter (Course Coordinator & Senior Lecturer for Nursing, School of Health - UNE.)


 Dr. Kithsiri Edirisinghe presenting a token of appreciation to Dr. Peter Nolan


  Mr. David Samuel (Business Development Manager, Education and Global Value Chains, South Asia – Australian Trade Commission) with Mrs. Gabrielle Rolan


$11.        Congratulations IIHS and UNE.