Mawlamyine University 

(Mawlamyine, Mon State, Myanmar)

The UniversityMoulmein Intermediate College was founded in 1953 under Rangoon Arts and Science University (RASU). It was renamed Moulmein College in 1974, then Moulmein Degree College in 1984. In 1986, it was formally recognised as Mawlamyine University.

 

There are some 12,000 students. Most originate from Mon State and neighbouring areas. There are 16 departments comprising 9 Arts disciplines and 7 Science disciplines, including Zoology, Botany, Geology and Marine Science.

Mawlamyine University pioneered the study of coastal and marine science in Myanmar. In Zoology and Botany, the university offers BSc and MSc courses. Topics covered include coastal and migratory birds. The university is promoting collaboration in bird research with Thepsatri Rajabhat University, Thailand and BOKU, Austria and in floral research with the Swiss organization Helvetas.

The marine research centre is situated in Set-se village, a coastal area about 83 km south of Mawlamyine. The Department of Marine Science currently offers BSc, MSc and PhD courses and is collaborating with Cornell University, USA in marine science, especially seaweeds (and English training) and with Hosei and Tokyo Universities, Japan in marine science (staff and student exchange). It is also developing collaborative projects with Prince Songkla University, Thailand and IUCN. Recently, Mawlamyine joined 'pointb', which is coordinated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA and links Mawlamyine University to international marine scientists.

The motto of Mawlamyine University is 'Enshrine the education, serves the people's will'. The vision is to be a centre of excellence in teaching and learning and a focal point for research and public service activities for the societal needs of the region.

The University Team - includes: 

 

Dr Aung Myat Kyaw Sein, Rector

 

Prof Dr (Ms) Mie Mie Sein, Pro-Rector 

 

Dr Win Win Myint, Professor Head of the Department of Zoology

Dr San Thar Tun, Professor Head of the Department of Marine Science

Ms Phyu Thi Khin, Lecturer at the Department of English

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All photos © Paul Bates - May, 2019