University of East Yangon

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University of East Yangon
ရန်ကုန် အရှေ့ပိုင်း တက္ကသိုလ်
Type public
Rector Dr. Kyaw Kyaw Hkaung
Students 11,000 (2006)[1]
Location Thanlyin 11292
Yangon Division, Myanmar

Coordinates: 16°44′08″N 96°17′11″E / 16.73556°N 96.28639°E / 16.73556; 96.28639

The University of East Yangon (Burmese: ရန်ကုန် အရှေ့ပိုင်း တက္ကသိုလ် [jàɴɡòʊɴ ʔəsʰḛbáɪɴ tɛʔkəθò]), located in Thanlyin in the southeastern suburbs of Yangon, is a liberal arts and sciences university in Myanmar. The university offers bachelor's degree programs in liberal arts and science and law.[2]

A train service opened in 2006 connects the university campus to downtown Yangon. About 2000 students use the service daily.[3]

New Convocation Hall building is finished and had been grandly opened on 25 November 2014.[4]


The University of East Yangon was founded in 2000. 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.[5]


Classified as an Arts and Science university in the Burmese university education system, University of East Yangon offers bachelor's and master's degree programs in common liberal arts and sciences disciplines. Starting from 2014, 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 five years. The regular law program also takes five years.[2]

Program Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Botany BSc MSc
Burmese BA MA
Chemistry BSc MSc
English BA MA
Geography BA MA
History BA MA
Industrial Chemistry BSc
International Relations BA
Oriental Studies BA MA
Philosophy BA MA
Psychology BA MA
Mathematics BSc MSc
Physics BSc MSc
Zoology BSc MSc


List of rectors[edit]

  • Kyi Win
  • Dr. Win
  • Kyaw Ye Tun


UTA University Teachers' Association is legally established in 2012 in accord with the Labour Law of Myanmar.


  1. ^ "Education Minister visits university examination centres". The New Light of Myanmar. 2006-03-31. 
  2. ^ a b "List of Colleges and Universities in and around Yangon". Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  3. ^ Nyunt Win (2006-07-31). "Trains: the coolest way to get to class". The Myanmar Times. 
  4. ^ "New School Building: East Yangon University Gets New Convocation Hall". Myanmar International TV Channel. 2014-11-25. 
  5. ^ "Myanmar university classes resume for 1st time in 3 years". Kyodo News International. 2000-07-31.