The National Institute of Fundamental Studies, also known as NIFS, is the premier institute of basic and applied research in Sri Lanka. It was established in 1981 by an act of parliament and initially located in Colombo and then in 1985 relocated to Kandy. The goal of establishing NIFS was to stimulate the growth of knowledge by the enhancement of the countries national scientific research capability, in selected fields to eventually build a knowledge-based Sri Lankan society. Objectives of the institute thus are to conduct basic research in the fields of mathematics, chemistry, life sciences and social sciences as well as dissemination of gained knowledge. NIFS also trains around 32 graduate students at any given time.
The NIFS school science programme is a highly educational and popular event for students who have passed the G.C.E. (O/L) Examination with very good results and intend to pursue their studies in the science stream. The programme will be held from 12th – 15th December 2017, consisting of lectures and demonstrations (in English Medium). (more…)
4th International Conference on Solar Energy Materials, Solar Cells & Solar Energy Applications will be held from 4-6 January 2018 at Kandy, Sri Lanka. Visit Solar Asia 2018 official web site for more information.
1st Sri Lankan Asian Network of Research on Antidiabetic Plants (ANRAP) Regional Seminar (ANRAPSL1) on Herbal Approaches in Combating Diabetes and other Tropical Diseases Jointly Organized by NIFS, ANRAP and COMSATS Thematic Group on Natural Products will be held from 17 – 19 January 2018 at the National Institute of Fundamental Studies, (NIFS) Kandy, Sri Lanka. (more…)
“Awareness Programme on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)” by the Director General and a Patent Examiner of the National Intellectual Property Office (NIPO) of Sri Lanka. (08.45 a.m. to 01.00 p.m at the NIFS Auditorium, Kandy) (more…)
The CCD chaired by the Director and facilitated by a Coordinator, will promote, regularize and monitor collaboration of NIFS projects with outside organizations including the private sector and encourage NIFS scientists to engage in productive consultations. Only projects of National importance and those having an impact on National Development would be entertained. Any interested parties for collaboration and Consultation, i.e. Universities, Research Institutes, NGOs & CBOs registered in Sri Lanka, Corporate & Private sector organizations, should contact the Director, NIFS for further details. Read more...
The SEDU mainly focuses on fostering the exchange of the scientific information to the scientific community and to promote the public understanding of Science.
To fulfill these objectives SEDU organizes several activities such as conferences, workshops, hands on lab sessions, Science camps and several e – projects. Read more...