(Myeik, Tanintharyi Region, Myanmar)
The University - Myeik College was founded in 1999, upgraded to Myeik Degree College in 2001 and to Myeik University in 2003. The University has two faculties (Science and Arts) and 13 departments. There are 10,000 students enrolled in Regular and Distance Education Courses. Students can attain bachelor and masters by coursework and research degrees, for further information see Myeik University/MuEuCAP website. There is an associated Youtube video at Myeik University/MuEuCAP.
Myeik University has an international reputation for its scientific collaboration in Zoology and Marine Science with universities and institutes in Japan, Norway, Thailand, UK, and USA including mangrove studies and wildlife trade with FFI (UK); capacity building in zoological surveys with Smithsonian Institute (USA); bat and bird diversity research with Harrison Institute (UK) and biological oceanography with Institute of Marine Research, Norway. These collaborations include field surveys, joint research, academic and technical support, and joint publications in international journals.
Myeik University’s vision is 'to become a higher education institution that serves as a pillar, producing qualified graduates with high morals and ethical standards, equipped with knowledge for sustainably using and conserving the abundant natural resources of the region'.
Myeik University’s mission is: '1: to develop highly qualified regional human resources needed by the region; 2: to promote basic research to generate new knowledge, applied research to fulfil the needs of private enterprise and organisations, and advanced research for economic and social development of the region; 3: to conduct programmes that cater to the demands of the region and community by sustainably using and conserving natural resources; 4: to become an education community that supports students' and staff's development of their material and spiritual lives; and 5: to bring about a sound academic atmosphere through international collaboration.
The University Team - includes:
Dr (Ms) Ni Ni Oo, Rector
Prof Dr (Ms) Nyo Nyo Tun, Professor Head of the Marine Science Department
Dr Khin Myo Thant, Associate Professor, Botany Department
Dr Zin Lin Khine, Lecturer at the Marine Science Department
Mr Soe Naing, Lecturer at the Zoology Department
Dr (Ms) Khin Swe Oo, Lecturer at the Zoology Department
U Myint Swe, Lecturer, Geology Department
Ms Saw Myat Ohnmar, Lecturer at the English Department
U Aung Aung Aye, Marine Science Assistant Lecturer
Ms Myat Pwint Yamon, Demonstrator, Botany Department
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