University of Yangon Team

The University of Yangon, which was founded in 1920, is the oldest university in Myanmar's modern education system, as well as the most renowned inside the country. Its main objective has always been to provide students with quality education and high levels of skills in many academic fields.  Indeed, the university has produced world-renown scientists and educators who have gained respect and prestige in many international organizations, not least in the various agencies of the United Nations Organization. The university is characterized by a very significant cultural and ethnic diversity, since the academic staff comes from various geographical and religious backgrounds. YU has 20 main departments, which offer undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degree programs.  Many foreign Non-Governmental Organizations are cooperating with the various departments of the University through field expeditions and research projects. The University of Yangon, moreover, is currently focused on the enhancement of its international relations networks, through the signing of several Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with foreign universities and higher education institutions, and is also a member of the ASEAN Universities' Network (AUN). 

Pho Kaung

Pho Kaung, Toolkit Local Team. Rector of University of Yangon (UY). Before taking this position, he has been Pro-rector of UY since 2009. He has also been leading a team of researchers from various disciplines as a professor of Physics at Universities’ Research Centre. Prior to that, he had worked as a teaching-cum-research staff at Physics Department, UY for 23 years. He got Doctorate degree in Physics from Hokkaido University, Japan in 1995. He supervised over 200 research projects of postgraduates in MSc, MResearch and PhD programs specializing Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science. He published over 40 articles in international and regional research journals. He gave talk on “Myanmar Strategy in Research” at the British Council Global Education Dialogue in July 2014 held in partnership with the Myanmar Ministry of Education and United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization ( UNESCO ).

Khin Khin Oo

Khin Khin Oo, Toolkit Local Team. Dr. Khin Khin Oo is Professor in the Department of Law, University of Yangon. She obtained her LL.M. in Civil Law at the University of Yangon in 1997, completed an executive Master on Children’s Rights at the International Institute for the Rights of the Child in Sion, Switzerland in 2004 and gained her PhD in 2005 at the University of Yangon. Her Research Interests revolve around family law, child rights, Constitutional Law and Administrative Law, and Corporate Law. She conducted extensive research activities on Myanmar Customary and Family Law and published numerous studies in Myanmar and internationally. She is currently teaching Constitutional and Administrative law, Criminal Law and procedures, Law of Evidence, Law of Insurance, Law of Business Organizations and Commercial laws, at the University of Yangon and she is research supervisor and examiner for LL.B., LL.M. and PhD students in the different areas of civil law.

Than Zaw Oo

Than Zaw Oo, Toolkit Local Team. Dr. Than Zaw Oo is professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Yangon. He attained his Master degree in Physics at the University of Mandalay in 2002 and his PhD in Crystallography at the University of Yangon in 2007. He also completed a second PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2011. The main areas of interest of his research are in Development and characterization of novel materials and their application in Photovoltaics, Electrochromics and Photocatalysis. He has numerous publications both in Myanmar and internationally, and has been part of International conferences Editorial board and Reviewer in “International Journal of Materials Science and Applications (IJMSA)”.

Omar Myint, Toolkit Local Team. Dr. Omar Myint is Lecturer at the Department of Zoology at the University of Yangon. She obtained a Master Degree in Zoology at University of Yangon in 2001 and a Master Degree in Behavioral Ecology at Osaka City University, Japan 2008 where she also obtained her PhD in 2011.