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About Us

APIIT Sri Lanka is a reputable higher education institution established in partnership with Staffordshire University in the UK and Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation in Malaysia.

We conduct Staffordshire University, UK degree programmes (both undergraduate and masters) in Business Management, Computing/IT and Law. With 1,200 students in enrolment and an annual intake of over 600 students, we are the largest provider of foreign degree programmes (transnational education – TNE) in Sri Lanka.

Over the past 15 years we have trained over 1800 graduates in Business Management, Computing/IT and Law. Our contribution to higher education goes beyond the production of highly resourceful and enterprising graduates; notably, we have been able to shape the development of private higher education in Sri Lanka and set a benchmark for its quality and standards.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to be a leading higher education institute in the Asia Pacific Region with a global reputation for academic excellence.
We aspire to a reputation for academic excellence through:
• Specification of superior learning outcomes informed by close contact with the industry and commerce
• Innovative teaching, learning and assessment strategy
• High quality staff possessing exceptional skills and ability
• Premium facilities for teaching/ learning and research
• A well-defined professional culture and value system

Our Mission

Our Mission is to contribute to human development and socio-economic advancement through excellence in education, scholarship and research.
In pursuit of our Mission, we will:
• Offer higher educational opportunities of international standards
• Produce graduates with outstanding intellectual, technical and entrepreneurial skills
• Generate, disseminate and apply knowledge in response to the needs of the society, industry and commerce

Our Philosophy

We encourage lifelong learning through our student centred, skills focused approach to education. We do not merely dispense theory, rather, we inspire and teach you how to learn throughout your life. We nurture young people to be innovative, enterprising and entrepreneurial and become active participants in the social and economic development of our society.

Our Quality Promise

We are committed to maintaining the highest academic standards and quality of degree programmes.

All degree programmes delivered at APIIT are Staffordshire University, UK awards validated for delivery at APIIT Sri Lanka. Accordingly, all degree programmes are delivered subject to the same Academic Regulations in operation at Staffordshire University. In addition, the Quality Assurance Agency of the UK has oversight of the collaborative arrangements between the University and APIIT.

The high quality teaching at APIIT is the outcome of years of rigorous effort and persistent commitment. The APIIT quality assurance framework comprising regular external audits by Staffordshire University, UK and ISO 9001:2015 (instead of ISO 9001:2008) compliant internal quality assurance processes ensures that appropriate and effective teaching, support, and learning opportunities are provided to all our students.

Our History

Year 2000

APIIT Lanka commences the academic operation with an APIIT Diploma in Computing and Information Technology quality assured by Staffordshire University, UK.

Year 2001

APIIT Lanka offers an APIIT Higher Diploma in Computing and Information Technology and a Diploma in Business Administration

Year 2002

APIIT Lanka begins offering Staffordshire University’s BSc (Hons) Computing as a top-up degree to the APIIT Higher Diploma in Computing and Information Technology and introduces the APIIT Higher Diploma in Business Administration.

Year 2003

APIIT Lanka expands its academic provision to include BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology and BA (Hons) Business Administration degrees of Staffordshire University.

Year 2004

APIIT Lanka acquires a six-storied building and shifts operation to its own premises at No 388, Union Place, Colombo 02.

Year 2005

APIIT Lanka faces a successful audit of the Computing award by the Quality Assurance Agency of the United Kingdom. APIIT becomes the only private Higher Education Institute to win a grant under the prestigious ‘Improving Relevance and Quality of Undergraduate Education’ Project of the World Bank

Year 2006

APIIT Higher Diplomas are replaced with Staffordshire University Level 2 (Level I) of the relevant degrees marking the beginning of the transition from a top‐up degree model to a full British degree provision.

Year 2007

Over the past 15 years we have trained over 1800 graduates in Business Management and Computing/IT . Our contribution to higher education goes beyond the production of highly resourceful and enterprising graduates; notably, we have been able to shape the development of private higher education in Sri Lanka and set a benchmark for its quality and standards.

Year 2009

APIIT Lanka enters into a partnership with Staffordshire University Law School and establishes APIIT Law School. LL.B. (Hons) Law degree is launched in September 2009.

Year 2010

APIIT obtains ISO 9001:2015 (instead of ISO 9001:2008) Certification for its Quality Management System.

Year 2011

APIIT further expands its degree portfolio to a total of 27 new undergraduate and postgraduate awards of Staffordshire University in Computing, Applied IT, Business Management and Law.

Year 2013

APIIT becomes a member of the ILMU Education Group based in Malaysia comprising Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation, Unitar International University, Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University College, Cosmopoint College of Technology, Asia Pacific International Schools, Asia Pacific Smart Schools and Tenby Schools.

Year 2015

APIIT undergoes a successful review and revalidation of its education provision and adopts revised and improved curricula for the degrees offered, and obtains approval to offer several new degrees, namely, BSc (Hons) Information Systems, BA (Hons) Tourism Management, BA (Hons) Events Management, MSc Islamic Finance and Accounting, MSc Information Systems and LL.M International Business Law.