Seal of Dagon University
|Motto||Born to be the outstanding generation|
|Rector||Dr. Hla Htay|
|Location||North Dagon, Yangon
Yangon Region, Myanmar
Dagon University (Burmese: ဒဂုံ တက္ကသိုလ် [dəɡòʊɴ tɛʔkəθò]), located in North Dagon, Yangon, is one of the largest universities in Myanmar. The university, established in 1993, offers bachelor's and master's degrees in liberal arts and sciences to full-time, part-time and online students. Dagon University also offers a full-time four-year law degree program. The university's 1,582-acre (6.40 km2) campus in the outskirts of Yangon is one of the largest campuses in the country.
Dagon University was opened in 1993 in North Dagon in the northeastern corner of Yangon to serve students from eastern Yangon districts. The move was widely believed to be part of the Burmese military government's plan to disperse university students across many universities and colleges around the country. Students who would have attended Yangon University now have to attend Dagon University or East Yangon University in Thanlyin, southeast of Yangon.
The university and all other arts and science universities in the country were closed down from December 1996 to July 2000, following student demonstrations in Yangon.
Classified as an Arts and Science university in the Burmese university education system, Dagon University offers bachelor's and master's degree programs in common liberal arts and sciences disciplines. Its regular Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BSc) take four years to complete and honors degree programs BA (Hons) and BSc (Hons) take four years. The law program also takes four years. The university also offers an online program.
A new 4.96-mile (7.98 km) rail extension was completed in 2006. Trains travel along the 12.21-mile (19.65 km) route from Yangon Central Railway Station to the university, via Togyaunggalay Station, 10 times a day from 5:25am to 5:35pm. About 4000 students use the rail service daily.
Rectors have included:
- Dr. Hla Htay
- Dr. Aye Aye Tun (Pro-Rector)
- Professor Dr.Tay Zar Aung
- "Dagon University Profile" (in Burmese). Retrieved 2008-12-20.
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- Nyunt Win (2006-07-31). "Trains: the coolest way to get to class". The Myanmar Times.
- "UDNR trainees continue excursion in Yangon". The New Light of Myanmar. 2002-01-28. Archived from the original on 2005-11-03.
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