ASEAN cooperation workshop emphasizes science and technology capacity building in Myanmar and Viet Nam

Mandalay Technological Uni­versity oversaw the project ti­tled “Enhancing Capacity Build­ing in Science and Technology through Close Collaboration be­tween Mandalay Technological University and Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology”, fund­ed by the ASEAN Cooperation Fund (ASEAN India Fund). As part of this initiative, a workshop aimed at improving undergrad­uate courses in technological universities in Myanmar and Viet Nam was held yesterday morning at the Mingala Man­dalay Hotel in Mandalay.


Union Minister for Science and Technology Dr Myo Thein Kyaw, the Chief Minister of Man­dalay Region, representatives from the Consulate General of India in Mandalay, the Perma­nent Secretary of the Ministry of Science and Technology, of­ficials and associate officers from the Initiative for ASEAN Integration and Narrowing De­velopment Gap (IAI & NDG) of the ASEAN Secretariat, as well as Vice Presidents, Vice Deans, young scientists, teachers, and students from Dalak University and Ho Chi Minh City Institute of Technology in Viet Nam, and teachers and students from Yan­gon Technological University, Mandalay Technological Uni­versity, and Kyaukse Techno­logical University attended the workshop.


In his speech, the Union Minister said that the ASEAN Cooperation Project could en­hance the educational infra­structure and activities of both countries and facilitate the planning of projects to develop undergraduate programmes in technological universities in Myanmar and Viet Nam through discussions, assessments, and sharing of experiences. He high­lighted the potential of leverag­ing the transformative power of science and technology to nurture the youth and create a better ASEAN community.


In the afternoon session, the workshop continued with clarification on measures by the Pro-Rector of Mandalay Tech­nological University and Vice Director Dr By Vu Anh Quang of Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology. Project Manager Dr Wunna Swe submitted the information about the project.


Dr Vu Anh Quang present­ed a quality assessment report for undergraduate courses at universities in Viet Nam. Addi­tionally, faculty members from technological universities in My­anmar discussed the results of their analyses in the areas of Desk Survey and Staff Student HR Research, based on data col­lected from technological uni­versities to enhance the quality of undergraduate courses.


Moreover, faculty members from Myanmar and Viet Nam, along with young profession­als and students, engaged in discussions on their learning needs. The workshop lasts till 4 March. — MNA/TRKM