Mekong countries welcome water sharing, construction assistance under LMC mechanism

Although the US has tried to provoke ASEAN countries against China, most officials and citizens in these countries are seemingly not willing to join the works. Daw Than Than Htay, a member of Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies, told the Global Times that accusations against China are clearly coming from countries outside the […]

Liverpool university to teach engineering courses in Myanmar

Liverpool John Moores University has partnered with London-listed Myanmar Strategic Holdings (MSH), developer and operator of businesses, to teach international standard engineering classes for Myanmar’s young professionals. The programmes will be taught by employees of Auston College Myanmar at its campus in Yangon’s Junction Square who will have a Master’s or a PhD degree. Students […]

University to offer course for degree in education

The Yangon University of Education is offering a correspondence course for private school teachers to get certification from the Ministry of Education. People with at least five years of teaching experience and a degree in any field, as well as those with post-graduate degrees in multimedia arts, are eligible to apply for the course, the […]

Private school is not so cool

When Poe Poe passed her matriculation exam (the Burmese equivalent of an A-level) she did not score the grades she hoped for. And this was a disaster for her. Why? It meant her dream of becoming a doctor was out of reach. In Myanmar, results obtained at this milestone exam dictates to which university a […]

IIM-Shillong inaugurated an International Student Exchange Program with Mandalay University

In an initiative to facilitate business between India and Myanmar, the Indian Institute of Management-Shillong today inaugurated an International Student Exchange Programme with Mandalay University. The 10-day Refresher Course in Management is aimed at facilitating MBA students to understand management through a renewed perspective in tandem with the changing global scenario. IIM-Shillong chairman Falguni Rajkumar […]

Tour agency prepares to ride the boom

“IT’S not very difficult to set up a tour agency, but it’s difficult to succeed,” says Sabei Aung, managing director of Nature Dream Travels and Tours Co, one of pioneering travel agencies in Myanmar. Sabei Aung opened the shop in 2002, after working for eight years at Diethelm Travel. She was then highly confident of […]