The nEUROcare program aims at developing a Master’s Degree in neurodegenerative disorders which will be delivered by the four partner universities in Sri Lanka in collaboration with European universities. This will expand new horizons for the health care professionals in Sri Lanka to pursue their higher education.

General Sir John Kotelawela Defence University (KDU) has been successful in becoming a part of the four Sri-Lankan universities selected for the nEUROcare project grant facilitated by Erasmus. University of Colombo, University of Peradeniya and University of Ruhuna are the three other selected universities. The four local universities are collaboratively working with the Kirstianstad University, Sweden, the main partner university. Moreover, delegates from the other international partner universities including University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, Neapolis University Pafos in Cyprus, University of Tartu in Estonia and Triskelion Institute in Norway have also taken part in this programme.

Major General Milinda Peiris, the Vice Chancellor of KDU, Dr Prasanna Herath (Project Manager), Dr Kalpani Abhayasinghe, Dr Dinithi Vidanage, Ms Maliga Wijesiri and Mr Chandima Kumara from the Department of Nursing and Midwifery, FAHS- KDU participated in the second phase of curriculum development (a six-day workshop and a meeting) on nEUROcare which was held at the Kristianstad University, Sweden from 07th to 12th May 2022. Prof Sujeewa Amarasena, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ruhuna and Prof. M.D. Lamawansa, the Vice Chancellor of University of Peradeniya also joined this programme.

The next phase of the programme is scheduled to be held at University of Tartu, Estonia in September, 2022.