Call for paper: International Conference of University and National Development

2nd December 2016

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It is our pleasure to invite international and national scholars to the conference of University and National Development. The conference is jointly organized by the Center of Excellence on Urban and Regional Development (University of Yangon) and the University of Yangon in collaboration with the University of Cologne, Germany and Geographical Association of Myanmar. It will take place at the University of Yangon on 2nd December 2016.

The University of Yangon was established in 1920 and is the oldest university of Myanmar. On the occasion of its 96th Anniversary in 2016, it is the aim of the international conference to contribute to the important role of universities to national development. Multidisciplinary topics, approaches and perspectives will be applied in order to support a vivid exchange beyond disciplinary borders and to enhance scientific networks.

The aims of the conference are:

  1. to create a platform of academic discussion for Myanmar scholars on the role of universities to the development of the country,
  2. to open the discussions within the University of Yangon to connected institutions and to the wider public, and
  3. to enhance the relationship between the University of Yangon and international universities.

Topics of sessions

  1. Challenges for the development of Myanmar
  2. Improving university research in Myanmar
  3. Future of cities, towns, and rural communities in Myanmar


In order to enable prolonged discussion within the scientific community, we are planning to edit a conference book/a special issue of the new, reviewed Myanmar Journal of Urban and Regional Development

Guide for authors

The length of articles shall be between 4,500 to 7,500 words (including an abstract of up to 120 words and 4-5 keywords) and full article shall be submitted to Prof. Dr. Aung Kyaw (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) (Pro-Rector, University of Yangon).

Important deadlines

Deadline for the submission of abstract: 31 October 2016.
Deadline for the submission of the final paper: 30 November 2016.

Organising committee:

Prof. Dr. Pho Kaung, Rector, University of Yangon (Chair Person)
Prof. Dr. Frauke Kraas, Professor, Institute of Geography, University of Cologne (Member)
Prof. Dr. Htun Ko, Head of Department of Geography, University of Yangon (Member)
Prof. Dr. Khin Saw Nwe, Professor, Department of History, University of Yangon (Member)
Prof. Dr. Aye Aye Thant, Professor, Universities’ Research Centre, University of Yangon (Member)
Dr. Zin Nwe Myint, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Yangon (Secretary)

For any enquiries regarding the programme, please contact: Prof. Dr. Zin Nwe Myint (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

We are looking very much forward to welcoming you at the conference University and National Development.

Prof. Dr. Pho Kaung, Rector of the University of Yangon