Support for Telecommunication Education, Research and Training at Yangon Technological University
Telecom for YTU Project - Support for Telecommunication Education, Research and Training at Yangon Technological University (YTU) in Myanmar
The three-year capacity building project run by the University of Oulu in Finland aims at improving the level of higher education and knowledge in Telecommunication engineering in Myanmar thereby supporting the growth of the national Telecommunication sector, narrowing the digital divide and alleviating poverty in the region.
Recent developments show that the Telecommunication sector in Myanmar has been expanding exponentially leading to an urgent demand for qualified professionals. As a first step towards answering this urgent need, the Telecom for YTU Project establishes a Diploma Programme in Telecommunication engineering. The core elements of the Diploma Programme include courses on Mobile communication systems and theory as well as those on more industry relevant network planning aspects including core and radio network planning.
The next step in larger capacity building will be the establishment of a Bachelor Programme in Telecommunication in December 2018.
As part of the telecommunications education, the YTU team visited the innovative Nokia R&D site and factory in Oulu to discover latest technological developments. Having innovation and production in the same location enables extremely fast feedback, which
Prof. Win Zaw discusses the objectives and content of the Diploma Programme in national tv in “Good Morning Myanmar” after the Programme launch. Addition 0n 20 May 2018: The video of the the interview has been watched
The new Diploma Programme in Telecommunications between the University of Oulu and Yangon Technical University (YTU) was launched on 22 March 2018 in Yangon. At the very successful event, talks were given by Dr. Myint Thein, Rector