University of Mandalay Team

The University of Mandalay (UM) is the second largest university in Myanmar, and a partner institution of the AUN network. The paramount aim of UM is to strive towards the emergence of a leading National Research University. The University is structured around 19 academic departments offering a variety of diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs. There are 1434 undergraduate students and 2193 postgraduate students currently enrolled, while the overall number of teaching staffs and admins is, respectively, 541 and 354 in administrative staffs. In recent times, UM has significantly increased its internationalization activities and it has signed several MoU with 27 universities from Asia, America and Europe. Single departments are also conducting collaborative researches: the Department of Geography, for example, collaborates with Cologne University, whereas the Department of Geology is implementing joint research programs with Oxford University. Since 2015, moreover, UM has also expanded its program of international conferences, cooperating with Chiang Mai University, Thailand, as well as the activities pertaining to the exchange of scholars. Currently, UM is committed to implement new teaching methods and quality assurance mechanisms, and it has recently entered the SHARE program. 

THIDA WIN, Chinlone Local Team. Since 2016, Dr. Thida Win serves as Rector of the University of Mandalay. She received her Ph.D. degree from Carl Von Ossietzky Oldenburg University, Germany, in 2000. She is member of the Phytochemical Society of Asia (2007), the German Alumni Association Myanmar (GAAM), the MBA Alumni Association of the University of Mandalay, the Myanmar Chemical Association and Myanmar Art and Science Association. Previously, Dr Thida Win had obtained a post-doctoral research fellowship from UNESCO-Israel (2002-2004), a Research Fellowship at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel, (2004-2005), and two Research Fellowship from Regensburg University (2008 and 2015). Her research interests focus on drug discovery of anti-tumor, anti-diabetes from natural product compounds, and synthesis of terpenes, carbohydrates, lipids and complex natural compounds with biological activity. Her research works have appeared on international and local research journals like Tetrahedron Letters, Current Medicinal Chemistry, Synthesis, and Chemistry & Biodiversity.

MYIN ZU MINN, Chinlone Local Team. Since 2017, Dr. Myin Zu Minn serves as Pro-Rector of the University of Mandalay. She received her Ph.D. degree in Applied Genetics from Bangalore University, India, and also attained her BSc (Zoology) degree from Magway Degree College in 1983, a BSc (Hons) degree from University of Mandalay in 1984, and her MSc in Ichthyology from the University of Mandalay in 1990. She won the 'Outstanding Students' MoE's award in 1982 and 1983, and is a member of the Myanmar Academy of Arts and Science. Dr. Myin Zu Minn also acted as Chairperson of the Board of Studies in Zoology (2013-2016), and Chief Editor in Zoology of the Universities Research Journal (2013-2016). Her research works have been published in international and local research journals such as Pestology, Journal of Cytology and Genetics, and the Journal of Communicable Diseases.

THIDAR HTWE WIN, Chinlone Local Team. Dr. Thidar Htwe Win is Professor and Head of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Mandalay. She received her PhD degree in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from Hiroshima University, Japan, and was firstly appointed as a tutor in 1995 at Yangon University. Dr Thidar Htwe Win has more than 20 years of teaching experience in graduate and post-graduate programs, having also acted as supervisor for MA and PhD students specialized in Anthropology. She is the author of 'Socio-economic Life of Wa National' (1997) and 'Socio-Economic Life of Naga National' (1999). Her research works have been published in international and local journals, and she has also obtained the Asian Youth Fellowship (2001-2002), the Monbushoo scholarship (2002- 2006), the CEU/OSF Myanmar Faculty Development Fellowship (2016), and the Fulbright Scholarship in 2017.

KYAWT KYAWT KHINE, Chinlone Local Team. Dr. Kyawt Kyawt Khine serves as Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations and Political Science of the University of Mandalay. She joined the Department of International Relations as a tutor in 1995, to be then promoted to the positions of Assistant Lecturer in 1998, Lecturer in 2003 and Associate Professor in 2011. Dr. Kyawt Kyawt Khine received her Master's degree in International Relations from the University of Mandalay in 1997, and, in 2011, she obtained her doctoral degree from Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan. Her research interests focus on media and politics in Myanmar, Myanmar’s foreign relations with ASEAN, and Southeast Asian regionalism. Her works have been published in the University of Mandalay Research Journal, Myanmar Arts and Science Research Journal, and the Universities’ Research Journal.