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"Pathways to Excellence: From Student to Researcher"

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS), University of Sri Jayewardenepura proposes to conduct a research conference by the name ‘Vidyodaya Undergraduate Research Day (VURD: FHSS) 2018’ aiming the final year students (special degree program) studying at their final year in various disciplines. The core objective of conducting this research day is to provide a basic training to the students on the creation of knowledge and sharing the knowledge through conferencing. In addition, it is expected to strengthen the skills of students which are needed to transform them into quality ‘social scientists’ and ‘humanists’. Furthermore, it should be mentioned that the “Research Day” is orchestrated in accordance with the Corporate Plan and the Research Manual of Research Council of the University.

Keynote Speaker-VURD 2018

Dr. Dulini Fernando
Associate Professor
Warwick Business School
University of Warwick, UK.

Dr. Dulini Fernando (BSc London School of Economics, BSc Lancaster, MSc London School of Economics and PhD Loughborough) is an Associate Professor at the Warwick Business School, University of Warwick UK. Dulini researches on highly skilled workers and careers focusing on understanding (a) how organizations can attract and retain highly skilled workers and facilitate their career development and (b) how highly skilled individuals can navigate barriers and strategically utilize resources to achieve career success. Her research on careers in technology and finance careers in the global knowledge outsourcing sector and careers of women workers has been published in leading academic journals. Dulini consults for numerous organizations using in-depth qualitative research to solve organizational problems and create empowered culturally sensitive work environments.