The Uva Wellassa University was born in the backdrop of a long felt need to establish a new university based on modern educational concept. The University was set up in the Uva Province capital Badulla as a national university in Sri Lanka in June 2005. It is different from all the other universities: as it is designed to provide essential skills and broad general education for all students while providing conceptual and methodological background and the training necessary to obtain practical solutions for value addition for local agricultural and mineral resources of Sri Lanka.
Our theme provide the necessary emphasis that should pervade the system within to persue a vision clearly giving us a direction on value addition to the national resource base. It is also the only all entrepreneurial university in Sri Lanka. As such all our degree programmes are delivering knowledge and skills required by the employers in industry and commerce for value addition. The net result of this strategic theme effectively produce graduate readily employable practically by the private sector.
UWU is the entrepreneurial university providing education to the students focusing on employer needs and entrepreneurship. The new course driven structure of education facilitates interdisciplinarity, generates the knowledge base for education and practical enlightens their path. Value addition to national resources base caters for sustainable of the nation.