Mat Wright

Monday 05 December 2016 -
09:30 to 15:30
University of Oxford, Oxford

Leading the transformation of Burma’s universities: the role of international collaboration

The British Council, the University of Oxford and Universities UK International are inviting expressions of interest to attend a one-day policy dialogue on higher education reform in Burma and workshop discussion on the role and potential opportunities for UK-Burma collaboration. 

The dialogue will be led by Burma’s new Minister for Education, with two senior government officials from the Ministry’s Department of Higher Education, and Rectors/Pro Rectors of four of Burma’s universities.  This is the first high level education delegation to visit the UK since the new NLD-led democratic government took office in April 2016.  

The dialogue aims to provide an update on higher education sector reform in Burma, an outline of the five-year plan for higher education, and insight into the priorities of four of the country’s leading HE institutions.  The workshop discussions will enable the UK sector to share the UK’s experience of international collaboration on the themes of leadership and institutional governance, improving the quality of teaching and research, and enhancing student experience.  The event will provide an opportunity for networking between UK and Burmese institutions to explore areas of interest for collaboration.

Keynote speakers

The Minister of Education, Government of the Union of Myanmar, Professor Dr Myo Thein Gyi

Professor Dr Thida Win, Rector, Mandalay University

Professor Dr Theingi, Rector of West Yangon Technological University

Professor Dr Ohnmar Kyaw, Pro Rector, Yangon University

Professor Dr Aye Aye Chit, Pro-Rector, Mandalay Medical University

Lynne Heslop, Director Education, British Council Burma


This event is intended for VCs, PVCs and other senior managers in UK higher education institutions, UK sector bodies and other organisations in higher education with expertise in the areas noted above and experience or strong interest in collaborating with institutions in Burma.


Please submit expressions of interest to attend, briefly explaining your interest or experience in collaborating with Burma, by Monday 14 November 2016 to Lynne Heslop, Director Education, British Council Burma at burma.education@mm.britishcouncil.org

There are limited places available, so early applications are encouraged. 

IHE events