International Projects

SSAPI Project

Strategic Support for Accreditation of Programmes and Internationalization at South Asian Higher Education Institutes

Internationalization involves various strategic and structural improvements effected to the curriculum of study programmes, involvement of international researchers and students, exchange of staff and students with universities and research institutions outside the national boundaries.

The project aims to uplift the standards of the higher education system of partner country HEIs, in line with international standards and policies. It aims to create learning and practicing opportunities for HEIs staff including administrative staff, faculty, students and researchers. Training will focus on learning from EU partners and developing procedures to modernize the education system. It will contribute effectively in creating reforms in the overall higher education system of the partner HEIs

The project will also address the academic policies, rules and structures, as well as the teaching methodologies and delivery mechanisms for modernizing the overall system.

Hence ‘Strategic Support for Accreditation of Programmes and Internationalization at South Asian Higher Education Institutes’ (SIAPH) has the following major objectives:

  1. Support the Faculties to institutionalize a systematic and effective Intuitional Reviews (IR) and Programme Review processes (compilation of IR and Self Evaluation Reports).
  2. Support the University of Peradeniya through strategic support to Faculties to improve international rankings of the University.
  3. To support internationalization of selected degree programmes at the level of Faculties
  4. Develop a system and a process for obtaining local and international accreditation for selected degree programmes.

Exchange of staff and cross-border collaboration among the participating institutions will provide training opportunities for a number of professionals in this area, who could then provide the necessary training at the national level and disseminate best practices. Individual HEIs will directly benefit from the programme through improvements in the structures and procedures while cooperation amongst the participating institutions is likely to lead to large-scale structural projects. Through local competency building, the university management would be better able to maneuver the direction of these institutions and face contemporary challenges in the area of international accreditation.


  • Capital University of Science and Technology, Pakistan
  • University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • University of Evora, Portugal
  • University of Bremen, Germany
  • National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Pakistan
  • Riphah International University, Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka Technological Campus, Sri Lanka
  • Royal University of Bhutan
  • Khesar Gyalpo Universsity of Medical Sciences of Bhutan
  • Villa College, Maldives
  • Dhivehi Raajeyge Qaumee University, Maldives