On February 17, JSPS Bangkok Office organized a program guidance seminar at Yangon Technological University (YTU), Myanmar.
Prof. Nyi Hla Nge, Chairman, Steering Committee of YTU&MTU kicked off the seminar with opening remarks, introducing the history of YTU and the Project for Enhancement of Engineering in collaboration with seven Japanese universities under the support of JICA.
Following was the presentation by Prof. Kuniaki Yamashita, Director, and Ms. Noriko Furuya, Deputy Director of JSPS Bangkok Office about S&T policies of Japan, outline of JSPS and its international programs.
The session also featured two guest speakers. Dr. Kay Thwe Hlaing, Associte Professor at the Department of Geography, Bago University is a former postdoctoral fellow at Mie University. Dr. Kay explained how to find a host researcher, how to apply the program and her research experience in Japan.
The last speaker was Dr. Hiroshi Shirawaka, chief advisor of Project for the Enhancement of Engineering, Higher Education in Myanmar, supported by JICA.
He mentioned about the Education law of Myanmar which was published two years ago but amended last year and asked the audience to think about five questions in order to improve the higher education in Myanmar. He also stated that capacity enhancement of academic staffs and students was significant for efficient and sustainable development of Myanmar.
Being the first time for JSPS program briefing to be held at the Yangon Technological University, the event was received remarkable attention from almost 80 participants.