Myanmar, U.S. universities to cooperate in education

YANGON, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) — Universities of Myanmar and the United States are seeking cooperation in the field of education and a memorandum of understanding between the Yangon University and the Johns Hopkins University is expected to be signed soon, state media reported Friday.

Discussions have been made between Myanmar’s Acting Education Minister Myo Myint and visiting Director of the Asian Studies Program at the Johns Hopkins University of the U.S. with regard to the cooperation.

Their discussions specifically covered opening of MRES (Master of Research) course for international relations at the International Center of Excellence (ICE) in Yangon university campus, learning Myanmar course by students of the Johns Hopkins University at the Yangon University of Foreign Language and opening of electronic library at the ICE, the report said.

Meanwhile, in February this year, Myanmar Medical Science Department (MSD) of the Ministry of Health had signed a MoU with the Johns Hopkins University on cooperation in medical technology.

The technical cooperation covers giving training to medical staff of the Yangon University of Medicine for human resource development, advancement of teaching methods of medicine and programs for capacity building.

Under the MoU, U.S Bart Liberal Art College will also be opened in Myanmar this year with four-year degree courses to be conducted for Myanmar students.

In addition to the U.S. university, Myanmar is also cooperating with those of Japan, Australia and Germany in development of its education, human resources and cultural sectors, respectively.


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