University of Yangon

Type: Organization
Name: University of Yangon
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Reading the Future

U Thant Thaw Kaung on a recent visit to the USA. (Photo: Whitney Legge / The Asia Foundation)Publisher U Thant Thaw Kaung, head of the Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation and the mobile library project under the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation, recently ... [Published Irrawaddy - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Violent Games Can Cause Mental Problems

Oh look, it's another " violent video games are evil " article!Allowing children to play video games with violent fighting could affect their mental state and spur boys in particular to become violent, psychologists have warned. Dr Nilar Kyu, a professor ... [Published Hard OCP - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

Violent games and videos can cause mental problems for children: psychologist

:45I nside of an internet café in Yangon (Photo – EMG)Allowing children to play video games with violent fighting could affect their mental state and spur boys in particular to become violent, psychologists have warned.Dr Nilar Kyu, a professor who heads ... [Published Eleven Myanmar - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

History from the grassroots

The Yangon tour from an activist's perspective“Activists in this country stick together,” my guide Ma Nyein said as we slowly drove past Insein prison watching the family members of inmates ease through the main gates clutching extra food to supplement ... [Published Mizzima News - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

One out of three youth suffer depression in Myanmar

:58One out of three youngters in Myanmar are suffering from depression, with child abuses being highlighted as the most possible cause.The data was shared at a seminar on Mental Health Matters in commemoration of International Youth Day held at the Dolphin ... [Published Eleven Myanmar - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Plans underway to change university entrance system

:42Students are seen on the campus at Yangon University  (Photo/EMG).Yangon - The current university entrance system is not liked by some young people who want to become students, but want to be able to select major subjects they prefer, observers sa ... [Published Eleven Myanmar - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

John Kerry and the twist in Myanmar policy

Home » opinion » When then-US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Myanmar in 2011 the entire nation seemed to roll out the red carpet for her. Everyone paid attention. Three years later, her successor John Kerry is set to arrive and no one seems ... [Published The Nation - Thailand - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 1 reports

Clinton, John Kerry and U.S Foreign Policy on Myanmar to be changed

:23When former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Myanmar in 2011 the entire nation seemed to roll out the red carpet for her. Everyone paid attention.Three years later, US Secretary of State John Kerry is set to arrive and no one seems interested, ... [Published Eleven Myanmar - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Stupa-fied in old Rangoon (The West Australian)

Novice monks in Rangoon. Picture: Peta MurrayRangoon, the former capital of Burma, is sometimes overlooked by visitors in their haste to get to the temples of Pagan or the wonders of Inle Lake. But this bustling port city, home to lively eat streets, ... [Published West Australian - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Rangoon, Mandalay Universities Get Information Age Boost

A coordinator from the eLibrary Myanmar project gives training to staff from the English Department at Rangoon University. (Photo: Facebook / Library of Yangon University)RANGOON — Rangoon and Mandalay universities are increasingly wired to the outside ... [Published Irrawaddy - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Burmese University Students Protest Education Bill

Freshmen students attend a chemistry class in Yangon University in Yangon Dec. 5, 2013. (Photo: Reuters)MANDALAY — Students at Yadanabon University in Burma’s second-biggest city staged a protest against the national education bill on Monday, urging the ... [Published Irrawaddy - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Asean scholars enter Fullbright program

6:50 pmTO further strengthen the relationship between the United States government and the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (Asean), nine US-Asean Visiting Scholars were chosen to be part of the Fullbright scholarship program.The announcement was ... [Published Manila Times - Jul 15 2014]

Quotes

...Dr Nilar Kyu, a professor who heads the Psychology Department at Yangon University, said: "As an effect of media, children usually follow what they see through TV channels. For example, suicide cases could happen if they see two friends commit suicide because they love each other so much."
"Those encountering abuses, neglect and conflicts at young age tend to suffer from depression when they get older. They may feel unfit to society or schools" said Dr. Nilar Kyu

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Reading the Future [Published Irrawaddy - Aug 20 2014]
Violent Games Can Cause Mental Problems [Published Hard OCP - Aug 18 2014]
Violent games and videos can cause mental probl... [Published Eleven Myanmar - Aug 17 2014]
History from the grassroots [Published Mizzima News - Aug 17 2014]
One out of three youth suffer depression in Mya... [Published Eleven Myanmar - Aug 14 2014]
Plans underway to change university entrance sy... [Published Eleven Myanmar - Aug 11 2014]
John Kerry and the twist in Myanmar policy [Published The Nation - Thailand - Aug 07 2014]
Clinton, John Kerry and U.S Foreign Policy on M... [Published Eleven Myanmar - Aug 06 2014]
Migrant school educates a new generation from M... [Published The Golden Land - Aug 06 2014]
Stupa-fied in old Rangoon (The West Australian) [Published West Australian - Jul 28 2014]
Rangoon, Mandalay Universities Get Information ... [Published Irrawaddy - Jul 24 2014]
Burmese University Students Protest Education Bill [Published Irrawaddy - Jul 21 2014]
Asean scholars enter Fullbright program [Published Manila Times - Jul 15 2014]
Myanmar's First Digital Library for Higher Educ... [Published Global Voices Online - Apr 13 2014]
Myanmar: International Experiences on the Conso... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Feb 28 2014]
DVB Debate: How to break the cycle of poverty [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Jan 31 2014]
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Myanmar's First Digital Library for Higher Educ... [Published Global Voices Online - Apr 13 2014]
Myanmar's Ministry of Education and the Open Society Foundation have teamed up to establish the country's first digital library . Oleksandr Shtokvych, Senior Manager at the Open Society Foundations’ Higher Education Support Programme, explained the ...
Myanmar: International Experiences on the Conso... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Feb 28 2014]
Source: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural OrganizationCountry: Myanmar Given the high priority placed on higher education reform in Myanmar, UNESCO, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Open Society Foundations (OSF) convened a national ...
DVB Debate: How to break the cycle of poverty [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Jan 31 2014]
With its abundance of natural resources, Burma was once among the most prosperous countries in Southeast Asia. But, 50 years of strict military rule have had a catastrophic effect on the country and turned Burma into one of the world’s most impoverished ...
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