Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Higher Education in Myanmar

I went to Myanmar in early February to attend a conference on higher education, organised by the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, attended by hundreds of rectors, vice rectors, professors, teachers and administrators of numerous universities in Myanmar. After decades of isolation, Myanmar is opening up.  And so are her universities. This conference is part of the process of reforming the higher education system in Myanmar.  

One of the major interests of the United Board is service learning. We have collaborated with the United Board on a number of projects and we are invited to come here to talk about our experiences, and to explore possible collaboration with local universities.  Our talk was very well received and we are well on the way to planning projects in collaboration with two different universities this summer involving robotics. There are also many opportunities for collaboration with other universities and NGOs.  We are excited about coming to Myanmar. 



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