Faculty Development Fellows



Dr. Aye Mya Nanda is an Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations, Dagon University, Myanmar. She started her academic career as a tutor at Dagon University in 1998 and was promoted to Assistant Lecturer in 2006 and Lecturer in 2011 and Associate Professor in 2015. Since 1998, she has been teaching at Dagon University in Myanmar. She received a B.A. in 1995, an M.A. in 2001, and a PhD in 2007. She received Diploma at the Centre of Excellence, Korea International Studies Program at the University of Yangon. She participated in various national seminars and presented the following papers: Myanmar Entry into ASEAN (Dagon University, 2002), UNICEF’s Activities for Education Development in Myanmar (Dagon University, 2005), The impact of Global Warming in Myanmar (Dagon University, 2014). Her doctoral research focused on the “UNICEF’s Activities in Myanmar (1995-2005)”. Her dissertation focused on the successes and failures of UNICEF’s activities in Myanmar through various social, educational and public health  kprograms. She published Myanmar Entry into ASEAN and Impact of Global Warming in Myanmar in the Dagon University Research Journal. She is teaching courses on Governments and Politics of East Asia, Governments and Politics of South Asia, European Union, Introduction to International Relations and Elements of Political Institutions. She supervised numerous Masters and Masters of Research students at Dagon University. She was a fellow at the Academy for International Business Organizations (AIBO) at Beijing in China, studying China’s Concessional Loan for Developing Countries in 2016. At CEU she is hosted by the Department of International Relations where her research focuses on Myanmar’s political and economic relations with China since 2011.

E-mail: ayemyananda74@gmail.com



Dr. Htay Htay Win is an Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations, Dagon University, Myanmar. She received a B.A. (Hons) in International Relations in 1995, M.A. in 2000, and a PhD in 2009. Her teaching career began at Dagon University in 1997. From 2010 to 2014 she taught at Mandalay University. Now, she is teaching at Dagon University, the largest institution of undergraduate and post graduate training in Lower Myanmar. In 2005-2014 she taught Government and Politics of USA, European Union, ASEAN, Governments and Politics of Southeast Asia, Introduction to International Relations, Current Issues in International Relations. Since 2015, she is teaching International Relations in Political Thought, Elements of Political Institutions, United Nations: Peace Activities and United Nations: Human Development Activities. Her research interests include Globalization, ASEAN, Myanmar-Thailand Trade relations and Deepening ASEAN Economic Integration. She supervised numerous Master’s theses and Master of Research and Doctoral Candidates. She published “The Role of UNs and NGOs in Regional Greening Development of Upper Myanmar (Mandalay, Sagaing and Magway) 1995-2010” in the Universities’ Research Journal and “The United Nations: Peace Activities” in Dagon University Research Journal. Currently a visiting research fellow at the Department of International Relations at CEU, she studies “Myanmar Economy and Trade Sector Reforms: Opportunities and Challenges in Transitional Period 2011-2016”. E-mail: dawhtayhtaywin1980@gmail.com



Dr. Kyi Pyar Linn is an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Law at the University of Yangon in Myanmar and a faculty participant in the University Human Rights Education in Myanmar project. She was a Fellow in the Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP 2015) at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University in New York. She teaches Public International Law, Human Rights Law and Law of the Sea and her research interests include human rights law, particularly freedom of expression and personal integrity rights. She holds a PhD degree in Law from the University of Yangon. She received her LL.M. with a specialization in international law and LL.B. from East Yangon University.

E-mail: lin.skyblue.lin@gmail.com




Ms. Pa Pa Win is an Assistant Lecturer at the Law Department, Yadanabon University, Myanmar. She started her academic career as a tutor at Yadanabon University in 2012 and was promoted to Assistant Lecturer at the same University in 2016. In addition to teaching at Yadanabon University, she taught Myanmar Legal System at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand, from January to May in 2016. She received her LLB in 2010, LLM in 2013, Master of Research in 2014, Diploma in Business Law in 2014, Diploma in English in 2015 and now is studying for a PhD at the University of Mandalay. At CEU she is hosted by the Department of Legal Studies where her research focuses on Judicial Review on Administrative Actions in Myanmar.  

E-mail: papawin.ppw1989@gmail.com



Ms. Hla Hla Win is a Head Librarian at the University of Mandalay Library in Myanmar. She started her career as an Assistant Librarian at Meiktila University in 1987 and was promoted to become a Head Librarian at the University of Mandalay in 2012. She got her first degree, B. A. in Myanmar in 1986, Postgraduate Diploma in Library Science in 1993, and an M.A. in Library and Information Studies in 2016. She has done research on collection development of Ludu Library (2004-2015) – an outstanding repository established by a Burmese journalist, publisher, chronicler, folklorist and social reformer in Mandalay. She helps the school libraries, community libraries and other organizations in promoting their important work. She has travelled widely to learn about library organization and management.  In 2015, she attended the EIFL General Assembly at Riga, Latvia, and a study of on Library Consortium development in Vilnius, Lithuania. In May 2016 she attended a library training program at Chiang Mai University in Thailand, and in July 2016, EIFL Professional Study Tour Program at Hong Kong University Library. Currently, she is a Visiting Library Fellow hosted by the CEU Library. E-mail: hlahlawin@mu.edu.mm



Dr. Hlaing Hlaing Gyi is a Head Librarian at the University of Yangon Library. She studied and obtained a B. Sc. in Botany in 1987 and a M.Sc degree from the University of Yangon in 1996. She later studied for the Diploma in Library and Information Studies and a Master’s in Library and Information Studies, which she obtained in 2001, followed by a Master’s of Research in 2002 and a Ph.D degree in Library and Information Studies in 2014. She has been working at the University of Yangon Library since 1996. Over the past five years, she has been part of library study visits and training programs at Oxford University and Manchester University in the United Kingdom, Rutgers University, Northern Illinois University in the United States, Hong Kong University, and in Riga, Latvia. She is leading a project of the Electronic Information for Libraries (eLibrary Myanmar) at the University of Yangon. She is also actively involved in the initiation of the University of Yangon Repository as part of the Myanmar Open Access program. She helps the monastery libraries and other organization in promoting their library processing. Her research focused on developing a database of writings of two eminent Myanmar scholars, Dr. Htin Aung and Dr. Yi Yi, and on analyzing Science and Technology reference materials for an academic library in Myanmar. Her current research focuses on the Digitization and Conservation of Myanmar Old Palm-leaf Manuscripts held at the University of Yangon Library. She is a Visiting Library Fellow hosted by the CEU Library.

E-mail: hlaingyu2010@gmail.com



Ms. Khin La Pyayt Win is an Assistant Librarian at the Universities’ Central Library in Yangon, Myanmar. She obtained a B.A. in 2001 and an M.A. in 2006. She got Training Certificates in Library Digitization (2016), on Mobile Information Literacy (2016), Information Literacy and Subject Librarianship Workshop (2016). Her career began at the Universities’ Central Library (UCL) in the Myanmar Books Unit in 1999, Circulation Unit (2000-2002), Palm-leaf Manuscript Unit (2002), Periodicals Unit (2002-2004) and eLibrary & digitization Unit (2004 – to date). She has been assisting the course of Post Graduate Diploma in Library Management in the National Library and helps monastic libraries and other library and cultural organizations in managing, developing and promoting their library collections. She is a Visiting Library Fellow hosted by the CEU Library.

E-mail: lapyayt2010@gmail.com



Ms. Myat Sann Nyein has chosen a career of a librarian in 1985 because she believes in the power of information to improve and transform the lives of fellow citizens. The recent changes in Myanmar open up new possibilities. Myat Sann works as Local Coordinator of eLibrary Myanmar Project, managed by EIfL (Electronic Information for Libraries) at four universities in Myanmar: University of Yangon, East Yangon University, West Yangon University and Yangon University of Economics. She was a Library Director at the American Center (formerly USIS) at the US Embassy Yangon from 1995 to 2014. Before joining the American Center, she worked at Yangon University of Economics as Assistant Librarian from 1985 to 1995. She develops and delivers workshops, trainings and lecture programs to diverse groups including public librarians, academic librarians, community librarians, and political party members. She is an Executive Committee member of Myanmar Library Association and its Vice President since 2014. Her article “Transforming Academic Libraries” was published in Insight magazine http://insights.uksg.org/article/10.1629/uksg.319/ and was featured at the UKSG Conference in Bournemouth, UK (2016). Myat Sann also works with the Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation as a Project Manager for Beyond Access Myanmar Project established by IREX. She also shared her experiences in a presentation “Why it’s Crucial to Leverage Libraries for Access to Information in Myanmar” at New York Public Library http://beyondaccess.net/2015/10/08/libraries-information-access-myanmar/ at a panel on Access to Information and Sustainable Development goals organized by IREX and Beyond Access, in partnership with IFLA and New York Public Library. She wrote articles related to Library development in Myanmar and published in the government newspapers.

E-mail: myatsann.nyein@gmail.com



Ms. Tin Win Yee began her carrier as an Assistant to Chief Librarian and has 30 years of professional experience at the Institute of Education Library (1983-1993) and Universities’ Central Library (UCL, 1993-2013). Since her retirement in July 2013, she works for EIfL (Electronic Information for Libraries) eLibrary Myanmar Project as a Local Coordinator for Dagon University. She got a B.A. in Law and an LLB degree from the University of Yangon in 1976 and 1977 respectively. She aspired to be a librarian since she was a student and worked towards a Diploma of Library and Information Studies in 1982, a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies in 2001 and Master’s of Research in 2002 at the University of Yangon. She supervised the cataloguing, circulation and user service, serial publications, book exchange and gift program, theses collections, and lead the UCL team in the eLibrary transition. She has published a study on “Transition to eLibrary in UCL and other academic libraries in Myanmar”. She publishes in the fields of digital resources and preservation and conservation of Myanmar manuscripts. She is also an author of short stories. She volunteers to assist the development of libraries in Buddhist universities and monasteries. She has been teaching postgraduate diploma courses at the University of Yangon and Myanmar National Library, and is a member of the Board of Studies at the Department of Library and Information Studies at the University of Yangon. She has traveled extensively for library study visits, seminars, workshops and training programs at the University of New South Wales, University of Western Sidney, US university libraries, Hong Kong University, National Library and academic libraries in Thailand. Currently she studies the Copyright Law and is a group leader of Legal Affairs Committee of the Myanmar Library Association. Email: twyee54@gmail.com



Mr. Aung Kyaw Soe is an information professional specialized in Library and Information Science. Currently working for EIfL as a local Coordinator for Mandalay, he plays a leading role in setting up electronic resource centers at the University of Mandalay and Yadanabon University to provide 21st Century database platforms to Faculty members and students to support their teaching and learning. He also teaches Engineering and Business students at Chindwin College in Mandalay and works as an education consultant. He received his Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from Louisiana State University, USA, in 2010, Masters of Information and Library Science (MSc. ILS) focused on research from Robert Gordon University (UK) in 2007, and a Master’s of Arts (English Specialization) from the University of Mandalay in 1999. He previously worked as the Head Librarian in the Mandalay branch of British Council Burma, where he led a new branch set-up to serve the English learning community in Mandalay – the city of one million in Central Myanmar, creating better information and learning opportunities there. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 2009 and a Digital Librarian Fellowship in 2007. E-mail: asoe2020@gmail.com