UNIVERSITY OF COMPUTER STUDIES YANGON
The Universities of Computer Studies, Yangon (UCSY) and University of Cmputer Studies, Mandalay (UCSM) are of the higher institutions under the Ministry of Science and Technology. These are to conduct teaching and research in various branches of computer science and technology. To help meet the growing need for and advanced computer education in Myanmar, the university offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degree as well as diploma programs in computer studies. Its language of instruction is English. University of Computer Studies, Yangon has its origin in the former institute of Computer Science and Technology (ICST) which was established in March 1988. But its history goes back to 1971 when it was founded as (UCC), the universities’ Computer Centre.On July 1, 1998, the university was changed to University of Computer Studies, Yangon . Bachelor degrees were started and 1986 but Master degrees were offered in 1973. In 2001 May, the Ph.D. program was started. Now, Myanmar Government has set up 24 Government Computer Universities to train the IT professionals in state and division.
UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE 1 YANGON
History of University of Medicine ( 1 ) cannot be separated from that of the history of the Western Education in general and Western Healthcare System and Medical Education in particular, of Myanmar. It is highly appropriate to review briefly that background. Myanmar Naing-gan (Burma) before British annexation was a sovereign country ruled by Myanmar Kings. The word "Myanmar" represents all the ethnic races - Kachins, Kayahs, Karens Chins, Mons, Barmars, Rakhines, Shans and all others residing in the country. The Myanmar social order then was based on a combination of Feudal administration, Buddhist culture and Buddhist Education. The famous monasteries in the country, especially in upper part of Myanmar, were the Institutions that imparted higher education. Myanmar lost her kingdom and sovereignty after being waged by three British Imperialist wars - the first in 1824, the second in 1852 and the third in 1885. The British then ruled Myanmar as a Province of India under the administration of Deputy Governor General. The Buddhist culture and the Monastic Education began to decline and the British set up an educational system that was designed primarily to produce lower level government officials and clerks. The history of Medical Education was inseparably linked with that of higher education and that of the Rangoon University. From the historical point of view the old nomenclatures are used in this article.