Welcome to the Office of the Dean of Research and Development of KDU

General Sir John Kotelawala DefenceUniversity (KDU) strives to strengthen the research landscape of theinstitution in particular and of the country in general. In this endeavor, KDUhas pioneered in the state university system of the country in establishing theposition of Den of research and Development with a view to promoting researchin a systemic manner at the institutional level. Research at KDU stands forpublications in high impact journals, establishing collaborations with localand foreign research groups/ institutes and commercialization of research.Accordingly, KDU encourages its staff to engage in research by establishing advanced laboratory facilities at KDU and offering them multifaceted incentivessuch as Grants and Awards. It further facilitates research collaborations withreputed external researchers and institutions. KDU has recognized research asyet another lucrative dimension for building the national economy. As suchresearch at KDU spans from fundamental research to discovery and inventionsleading to innovation for the generation of foreign earnings for the nation.

How Does KDU Excel in Research?
 Support and Recognition

KDU offers significant financial support and resources to help faculty engaging in research. Funding for carrying out research, financial support for publishing in high impact journals, and financial support for participating in conferences local as well as overseas.


 Featured Resources
  • Biomedical Research laboratories (Faculty of Medicine)
  • Wind Tunnel (Faculty of Engineering)
  • 24/7 laboratory (Faculty of Engineering)


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