CHINLONE's Conferences and Trainings
CHINLONE Recommendations for Curricula updating (Dagon University 9th Janaury 2020)
On January 9th 2020, Dagon University hosted the conference “CHINLONE Recommendations for Curricula updating”. The event saw the Participation of Prof. Nay Win Oo from the Department of Higher Education, Ministry on Education who opened the event followed by the speech of Prof. Nu Nu Yi, Dagon University Pro- Rector.
The conference started with the presentation held by Prof. Antonio Fiori, CHINLONE Coordinator, University of Bologna, exposing the activities and results achieved during the WP 3 – Educational Platform and key recommendations for Curricula updating.
During the first part of the morning Aurora del Rio, University of Granada held a presentation on the recommendations for curricula updating in the field of Economics. The presentation revolved around the ways in which the curricula could be updated and the actors involved in the process (other universities approach, stakeholders to involve…). She exposed the activities that the Task force for Economics of tourism carried out during the mobility period at the University of Granada. The main focus was on a student’s centred approach taking into account students employability at the end of their study period, stakeholders involvement and impact on the society.
The conference continued with the recommendations on curricula updating in Oriental Studies held by Prof. Marco Franceschini, University of Bologna. The focus was on the learning outcomes and career profiles of graduates. The key recommendation given for the curricula updating has been to cover broader areas of studies by including the study of extra-Buddhist literatures, philosophy and religions, enhancing the teaching of subjects like History of Buddhism and gaining a wider view on the history of Buddhism worldwide.
The second part of the morning started with the presentation held by Prof. Yi Yi Lwin, Dagon University, exposing the training experience in Uppsala University, Sweden and the recommendations for the Law curricula updating.
The focus was on enabling students to conserve cultural heritage and to deal with the changes the tourism industry may bring to the society.
Among the suggestions given it has been highlighted the need of including law on cultural heritage and tourism industry in the environmental law curricula.
The event continued with the presentation held by prof. Than Than Thein from Dagon University who exposed the experience of the Mobility Task Force in Cultural Heritage at Uppsala University dealing with the Archaeology Curriculum updating. After exposing the experience learned and the main differences between the two universities, Prof. Than Than Thein recommended the need to upgrade the Archaeology department and its laboratories, the need of GIS and RS experts and the proposal to include of courses addressing the themes on how to preserve the archaeological sites in the updated curricula.
The suggestion for History Curriculum updating have been exposed by Prof. Mho Mho Thant, University of Yangon. She started her presentation describing how she applied the knowledge acquired during the mobility period in Uppsala University to organize and deliver the cascade training for University of Yangon staff once back in Myanmar. She included the recommendation for curricula updating in History like the possible inclusion of new courses, the need of a shift to a student centred approach and a focus on key concepts and processes rather than on facts and figures in delivering courses.
In the last part of the morning prof. Soe Win form Yezin Agricultural University exposed the experience of the mobility period at the Agricultural and food Science of the University of Bologna and how he conveyed the acquired experience to the YAU staff during the organized cascade training once back in MM. The main recommendations for the updating of BA and Master Degree in Agricultural Science were: creation of smaller classes, need of more involvement for students, enhancement of the teaching quality.
Conference presentations available in the box on the right.
CHINLONE Kick-off Meeting (Bologna, February 19-21, 2018)
CHINLONE lays the first stone! From February 19th to February 21st, the University of Bologna hosted a three days meeting to kick-start the CHINLONE project, gathering 27 representatives of its partner HEIs located in Europe and in Myanmar. The event was opened in the historical venue of Palazzo Poggi by the welcome address of Professor Francesco Ubertini, University of Bologna Rector, who joined Professor Alessandra Scagliarini (UNIBO Pro-Rector for International Relations) and Professor Fiori (CHINLONE Project Director and UNIBO Rector’s Delegate for Asia and Oceania) in expressing great auspices for the future of EU-Myanmar cooperation in the field of higher education.
At the end of the ceremony, the CHINLONE coordination team unveiled the project’s agenda and its timeline, describing the general work plan and presenting in detail the aims, activities, and expected outcomes of the various WPs. During the afternoon, the meeting was devoted to a preliminary assessment of key challenges and opportunities stemming from Myanmar’s ongoing reforms in the higher education sector, so to better introduce the ratio and purposes of the first Work Package. Accordingly, after an insightful presentation provided by the delegates of the Department of Higher Education of Myanmar’s Ministry of Education on the current outlook of the policies put in place by the country’s government in such field, the floor was handed over to the various Burmese universities, in order to provide a series of more detailed notions and data for each institution involved.
The second day was dedicated to a recap of the deadlines and workflow that characterize WP1, as well as to the examination of CHINLONE’s budgetary protocols, administrative organization, and financial management. Against this backdrop, the consortium established both the Operational Committee and the Quality Board, appointing their members and defining the tasks and competences of the two bodies. Subsequently, CHINLONE’s European partners – namely the University of Granada, Uppsala University, and the Coimbra Group – had the opportunity to share their relevant experiences and know-how in the field of university management, by lecturing the attendees on crucial topics such as the drafting of strategic plans, the setting-up of effective International Relations offices (IROs), and the active participation in regional and international cooperation projects. Lastly, the final day revolved around the creation of CHINLONE’s Local Teams in each institution involved, followed by the presentation of the dissemination and exploitation strategies.
CHINLONE Project Director – Prof. Antonio Fiori (UNIBO) : [email protected]
CHINLONE Project coordination team – Ms. Franca Maria Mura, Ms. Lucia Ippolito, Ms. Licia Proserpio: [email protected]
NU NU YI, Chinlone Local Team. Dr. Nu Nu Yi is Pro-rector of Administration and Finance at the Department of Higher Education of Dagon University. She has obtained her PhD in Intellectual Property Law and her Diploma in Japanese. She was firstly appointed as University Tutor in 1986, then became Assistant Lecturer in 1994, Associate Professor in 2005 and, two years later, was appointed as Full Professor. She has extensive experience in training and formation in the field of higher education.
NAY THWE KYI, Chinlone Local Team. Dr. Nay Thwe Kyi is Pro-rector for Students Affairs at the Department of Higher Education of Dagon University. She has obtained her PhD in Chemistry and started the academic career in 1986 as Demonstrator. In 2009, she was appointed as Associate Professor, and, since 2017, she also also serves as Pro-rector. In light of her background, Dr. Nay Thwe Kyi has acquired extensive experience in terms of management and formation of the administrative staff.