International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,
University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

The 9th International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences – 2025, with its theme, “Advancing Sustainable Development Research in the Age of Artificial Intelligence,” aims to explore the intersection of AI and sustainability. Join us to engage in thought-provoking discussions, expand your network, showcase your research, and contribute to impactful change on a global scale.

Keynote Speaker

PROFESSOR WALTER LEAL
PhD; DCS; DPhil; DEd; DL; DTech
Professor of Environment and Technology
University of Hamburg, Germany and Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)

Conference Advisor

PROFESSOR SHIRANTHA HEENKENDA
Dean/ Faculty of Humanities and
Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Conference Chair

PROFESSOR ASHA NIMALI FERNANDO
Department of Philosophy and Psychology,
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,
University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

Conference Secretary

DR. KAUSHALYA HEWAWASAM
Department of Criminology
and Criminal Justice,
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,
University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

Conference Events

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts – 30th July 2024
  • Notification of Acceptance – 31st October 2024
  • Submission of revised abstract – 15th November 2024
  • Early-bird Registration – 30th November 2024
  • Registration closing date – 31st December 2024
  • Conference Dates – 19th and 20th March 2025

19th and 20th
March 2025

At university premises

Onsite – University of Sri Jayewardenepura and Online

Abstracts can be submitted in either English or Sinhala or Tamil.

Our Distinguished Keynote Speaker

Professor Walter Leal holds the Chairs of Climate Change Management at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), and Environment and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK). He earned Multi doctoral degrees, such as DSc, DPhil, DEd, DL and DTech. He directs the Research and Transfer Centre “Sustainability Development and Climate Change Management”. His main research interests are in the fields of sustainable development and climate change, also including aspects of climate change and health. He is the founder of the European School of Sustainability Science and Research and of the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme. He has been author in many publications concerning environment, sustainable development and climate change issues. He has around 700 publications, which includes 193 books, 102 book chapters and over 430 papers. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals currently being prepared in the field of sustainable development.

Registration fees

Physical Participants

Student (Local) : Rs. 3000
Other (Local) : Rs. 5000
International General : $125
International Students : $ 75
Asian Other : $ 80
Asian Students : $ 50

Online Participants

Student (Local) : Rs. 2500
Other (Local) : Rs. 4000
International General : $100
International Students : $ 50
Asian Other : $ 70
Asian Students : $ 40