IFMA Foundation Announces New Facility Management Accredited Degree Program at University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA – (August 31, 2020) – The University of Moratuwa Bachelor of Science (Hons.) degree program in Facilities Management has been accredited by the Facility Management Accreditation Commission (FMAC) of the IFMA Foundation, the global accreditor of colleges and university programs in facility management. IFMA Foundation accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter the facility management field, leading the way in innovation, emerging building technologies, and anticipating the safety, health and well-being of facility occupants.
Sought worldwide, the IFMA Foundation’s accreditation process is highly respected because it adds critical value to academic programs in the facility management discipline. Developed by technical professionals from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), FMAC criteria focus on what students experience and learn. FMAC accreditation reviews look at program curricula, faculty, facilities and institutional support and are conducted by teams of highly skilled professionals from industry, academia and government.
“The IFMA Foundation is dedicated to elevating the FM profession to a career of choice around the world through its Global Workforce Initiative,” said Joe Archie, IFMA Foundation chair. “On behalf of the Foundation, I’d like to commend Professor K.K.Y.W. Perera, Vice Chancellor along with the faculty at University of Moratuwa for their forward-thinking educational offerings and for meeting the global demand of skilled labor in the field.”
About the IFMA Foundation
Established in 1990 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and separate entity from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), the IFMA Foundation works for the public good to promote priority research and educational opportunities for the advancement of facility management. The IFMA Foundation is supported by the generosity of the FM community including IFMA members, chapters, councils, corporate sponsors and private contributors who share the belief that education and research improve the FM profession. To learn more about the IFMA Foundation, visit http://foundation.ifma.org.
About the University of Moratuwa
About the University of Moratuwa The University of Moratuwa commenced with a single faculty, namely Architecture and Engineering, almost 50 years ago in February of 1972 and has been able to expand its activities under five different faculties, namely Architecture, Business, Engineering, Information Technology (IT) and Graduate Studies to date. The Engineering Faculty, which has an annual intake of nearly 1,000 students, is the largest engineering faculty among the five state-run engineering faculties under the University Grants Commission (UGC). University of Moratuwa has the oldest Architecture Faculty in Sri Lanka, which is the only architecture Faculty under the UGC, and conducts degrees of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Facilities Management, Town & Country Planning and Integrated Design under four departments. A total registered student population at present is about 10,500 comprising 8,500 undergraduates. The university has highly qualified faculty members with postgraduate qualifications obtained from the world’s best universities numbering over 400, along with a competent and committed administrative, academic support and non-academic workforce of 825 at present. The University of Moratuwa envisions to be the “Most Globally Recognized Knowledge Enterprise in Sri Lanka.” To learn more about the University of Moratuwa, visit https://uom.lk/