The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has announced that more than 240 professors from seven Japanese universities will give lectures in the Yangon Technological University (YTU) and the Mandalay Technological University (MTU).
Mr. Daisuke, the Advisor to the Human Development Department of JICA said they will carry out a five-year project (2013 to 2018), to train and produce qualified Myanmar engineers.
Aye Myint the Rector of YTU said, “The professors are from the world’s top-ranking universities, so qualifications of the students studying in YTU and MTU during the five years will meet international standard.”
The professors are from Tokyo University, Chiba University, Niigata University, Kanazawa University, Okayama University, Nagasaki University and Kumamoto University. The five-year project will cost USD13.5 million.
The professors from Kyoto University will deliver lectures on Construction Engineering and professors from other universities will deliver lectures on Mechanical, Electronics, ICT, Mechatronics, and Electrical Power Engineering.
“PhD students who fulfill eligibility criteria will get the opportunity to study in Kyoto. They will be trained to teach other students. Moreover, a center for construction engineering research will be set up in Myanmar,” said Koichi Ono, Professor Emeritus of Kyoto University.
Only postgraduates and PhD students can attend the lectures.
Currently, there are 600 postgraduates and PhD students studying in YTU and MTU.
In the last academic session only students securing more than 500 out of 600 marks in the tenth grade examinations were admitted to YTU and MTU.