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Welcome to UNISTEM, where Academic Excellence is paramount.
Our teaching quality, integrity, and compliance standards are audited by the University of Northampton and Pearson, UK. Compliant with ISO 9001-2015, UK Quality Code for Higher Education, and more, our learning content meets international benchmarks. We focus on holistic student development, supporting their academic and professional progression. Internship programmes and employment assistance with reputed Sri Lankan organizations provide practical experience. Each student benefits from a dedicated Personal Tutor for academic guidance. Our faculty comprises of respected professionals and academics.

Join us for a transformative educational journey, preparing you to become self-reliant, socially responsible, and successful individuals.


  • UNISTEM, formerly HRMI, was incorporated in 2008, serving as a higher education institution in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • The University of Northampton (UON) UK and UNISTEM operate as Franchise Collaborative Partners, providing various Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees.
  • UNISTEM is the biggest International Partner for UON.
  • It serves as an Authorised Centre for Pearson UK, offering a wide array of Post-graduate Diplomas, HNDs, Higher Diplomas, and Diplomas.
  • Registered with the Tertiary & Vocational Education Commission Sri Lanka (TVEC).
  • There are three campuses in Colombo: UNISTEM, the City Campus in Colombo 5, and the Vocational Studies Campus in Nawala.
  • All campuses comply with ISO 9001-2015 QMS certified by SGS, Pearson Assured Quality Standards, and Pearson BTEC International Standards. The UK Quality Code for Higher Education is adopted to ensure academic quality and process effectiveness.
  • It has been awarded The University of Northampton International Changemaker Award in 2020 and 2022.
  • Also, it has received several awards from Pearson UK for Academic Excellence.
  • Recognized by the Maldives Qualifications Authority (MQA).
  • Offers an articulation pathway with an advanced entry option to study at Murdoch University in Australia.

Our Vision is to create a life-changing impact for our students. We want them to be self-reliant, socially responsible and respected individuals. We want our students to be enabled, empowered and endowed with qualifications they would treasure for life. For those who wish to make a difference, we shall be the wellspring for scholastic and holistic development. We envision UNISTEM to be a great place to work where each individual is inspired to be the best they can be. We strengthen our strengths by partnering with renowned and respected institutions of learning whilst creating mutual, enduring value. We strive to be a changemaker and an active participant in building and supporting our communities. To our shareowners, we shall contribute a healthy long-term return whilst being mindful of our overall responsibilities.

Our Mission: ‘Enabling & Inspiring Individuals to make a Difference’

  • Teaching quality, academic integrity, learning content, assessment criteria and adherence to compliance standards are critical drivers of academic excellence. Our campuses are subject to rigorous quality audits by their academic partners, University of Northampton and Pearson, UK
  • Our campuses are compliant with ISO 9001- 2015 QMS certified by SGS, The UK Quality Code for Higher Education, Pearson Assured Quality Standards, Pearson BTEC International Verification Standards and the requirements of the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC) Sri Lanka.
  • UNISTEM stands as a shining example of innovation, a brainchild born from the visionary mind of Gihan Talgodapitiya, our CEO and Founder.
    With roots grounded in the National University of Singapore (NUS) and nurtured by over three decades of diverse global experiences in Corporate Training, Gihan is driven by a passionate commitment to revolutionize the educational landscape in Sri Lanka, offering our students a truly unparalleled
    learning journey.
  • Our Academics are headed by Vice Chancellor Professor Emeritus Indralal De Silva, Former Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo; Research Fellow, National University of Singapore (NUS); Senior Fulbright Fellow, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University; Post Doctoral Fellow, Australian National University (ANU). Prof. De Silva is highly respected for his innovative ideologies in education and reengineering traditional approaches to teaching and learning. He is renowned for pushing the boundaries of knowledge through unconventional thinking, creative problem-solving, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • At UNISTEM, learning content is extensive and the duration fulfills international standards. These academic standards are monitored and reviewed by international standard verifiers.  The validity of a qualification is derived from the content and duration and students should not be deceived by unscrupulous degree mills who resort to bargain prices and short cuts.
  • In addition to the prescribed learning content in our Degree and HND programmes, students are taught many other invaluable lessons to develop their managerial and executive competencies. This training is only provided at UNISTEM.
  • We work closely with a large network of reputed Sri Lankan private sector organizations to enable our students to acquire practical experience through a well-designed programme of internship training. We thereafter assist our students to be professionally employed.
  • Our Degree students are facilitated to be gainfully employed on completion of their studies, subject to students being successful at an internal assessment and interview.
  • Every student has the luxury of a designated Personal Tutor who is available at all times to provide academic guidance. Our Personal Tutors provide comprehensive assistance and guidance to eliminate stress and anxiety associated with assignments, examinations and research projects. Our faculty consists of highly respected and qualified management professionals & renowned academics.


Our Values drives our actions and defines what we stand for in our quest to achieve our Vision and Mission.
Take the Lead: The courage to change and shape a better future
Raise the Bar: Pursue excellence, innovate, change, re-invent & evolve
Be Honest:  Being ethical, transparent & equitable
Always Caring:  Being compassionate, considerate & concerned
Create Value: Transforming lives beyond transactions
Collaborate: Leverage & synergize sustainable partnerships



Every student, irrespective of the course of study, is encouraged to be actively engaged in the 8 learning hubs and cells we have set up to relate their learning to real life situations and challenges.  It is all about learning through active participation in a diverse array of innovative experiences.  

In this method, students take the center stage, while teachers assume the role of facilitators. These hubs and cells create conditions that empower students to learn autonomously, progressing at their own pace, while engaging in supervised activities that promote interactivity and deeper understanding.  

Engaging in various hubs and cells provides our students with diverse benefits that contribute to their personal, academic, and professional development.

Innovation Hub provides students to boost their creativity, encourages out-of-the-box thinking, problem-solving skills and enables the students to perceive complex problems in an innovative way.  

Thinking Hub fosters critical thinking, enhances analytical and logical reasoning skills. It provides opportunities for students to experience intellectual engagement, promotes deep, reflective thinking and intellectual curiosity. 

Changemaker Hub empowers students to create positive changes in their communities and provides opportunities for advocacy, leadership development and project management. 

Entrepreneurship Hub enables students to develop entrepreneurial skills, including business planning, marketing, and finance. 

Research Cell enhances research skills, including data collection, analysis, and academic writing. It is a pathway for students to publish and present their research findings. 

Communication Cell is of great help for students to improve public speaking and presentation skills, verbal, and written communication skills. 

Emotional Intelligence Cell enables students to enhance their understanding of one’s emotions and their impact on behavior. it contributes to the development of interpersonal skills, improves empathy and relationships. 

Management Skills Cell contributes to developing employability skills, leadership, and organizational skills.