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Department of Computing Science, Umeå University, 2015

Postal address: Institutionen för Datorvetenskap, Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå
Visiting address: Plan 4, MIT-huset
Web page: http://www.cs.umu.se/

Contact person: Professor Frank Drewes, phone: +46 (0)90 786 6126. Personal web page

South Asia related activities

The department is involved in a Linnaeus Palme exchange programme collaboration with Colombo University, Sri Lanka. It was initiated already in 2009 with a successful application for a planning grant by the Department of Interactive Media and Learning (IML), now part of the Department of Applied Educational Science at Umeå University, and Department of Computing Science in cooperation. Pär Segerbrant at IML and Jürgen Börstler at CS (who is now at Blekinge Institute of Technology) planned for the programme involving an exchange of teachers within the field of Computer Science and IT and learning. In 2011, both the departments applied for and received funding from the International Programme Office for Education and Training for the period 2011-12, for exchange programme with University of Colombo School of Computing, UCSC.
The project has received continued funding for the period 2014-15 with SEK 253 932. More information about the South Asia related Linnaeus Palme projects for 2014-15.

The contact person on the Srilankan side is Dr. Ruvan Weerasinghe (photo).  
The programme involves an exchange of teachers for a course that is run both in Umeå and Colombo, on Distributed Systems. The Umeå teachers that participate in the exchange programme during 2011-12 are PhD Candidate Lars Larsson from Dept. of Computing, and Dr. Nalin Ranasinghe from UCSC. 

From 2012/13, the project also includes an exchange of students. A lot of advice regarding the implementation comes from Dr. Hakim Usoof, guest researcher from Colombo at the Department of Applied Educational Science.