University of Mandalay

(Mandalay, Mandalay Division, Myanmar)

The UniversityMandalay College and was founded in 1925 and was initially affiliated to Rangoon University. In 1957, it became the University of Mandalay and is currently in the process of becoming autonomous. It has 17 departments (Arts and Sciences) and 2 service centres.

The university has 3,000 undergraduates studying for bachelor degrees and 1,000 post-graduate students who are undertaking Masters courses and PhD. Additionally, the university offers diploma programmes that relate to a range of social sciences. There are 800 academic staff who are engaged in teaching and research.

The Zoology Department has developed a series of collaborations since 2001. These have focused on biodiversity research, especially small mammals and birds and include partners in the UK (Harrison Institute), USA (Boston University, Texas Tech University and SEABCRU), Prince of Songkla University (Thailand), Germany (University of Ulm) and Austria (BOKU).

 

The University of Mandalay has hosted a series of international workshops and conferences on biodiversity research. There have been staff and student exchanges with UK and Austria and joint field research programmes with BOKU, Harrison Institute, FFI (Fauna and Flora International) and UNESCO.

The university’s vision is to become a leading national research centre, which conducts state-of-the-art research for the benefit of society. It is also promoting high quality teaching based on ethical, professional, principled approaches, which create dynamic teaching/learning scenarios. The university seeks to increase collaborative engagement with local and global communities in response to the changing needs of society.

The University Team - includes: 

 

Prof Dr (Ms) Thida Win, Rector 

 

Prof Dr (Mr) Thant Zin, Professor Head of Department of Zoology

Prof Dr (Ms) Naw Dolly Wilbur, Professor at the Department of Zoology

Dr (Mr) Sai Sein Lin Oo, MuEuCAP In-country Coordinator and Lecturer at the Department of Zoology

Dr (Mr) Soe Myint Aye, Associate Professor at the Department of Botany

Dr (Mr) Nay Myo Hlaing, Assistant Lecturer at the Zoology Department

Dr (Ms) San San Myint, Associate Professor at the Department of Zoology

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All photos © Paul Bates - May, 2019