The University of Colombo has a strong commitment towards research. Academics in various disciplines engage in high quality research of local and international relevance. Details of ongoing research, and publications, are available on the websites of the different Faculties and Institutes.
Research among students is also encouraged. The Annual Research Symposium held in 2011 gave students a forum to present their research to the scientific community in Sri Lanka. Staff and students from all faculties participated in this symposium.