CEU, with support and funding from the Open Society Higher Education Support Program, hosted seven fellows from Myanmar, teachers from three major universities - University of Yangon, Mandalay University and Dagon University. The visit is part of OSF's broader partnership with CEU to assist Myanmar in higher education reform - introduce new subjects, substance and style of teaching in the social sciences and expose and link the Myanmar academics to international debates, networks and resources.
The fellows are the first among the social science and humanities scholars in the formal higher education sector in Myanmar to benefit from a capacity-building program at a Western university since the 1980s. They were at CEU for a three-month academic visit, mastering the state of the art in their subjects, contemporary research methodologies and advancing their research agendas. As Myanmar universities begin to reform their programs of study, the fellows analyzed the models presented by CEU curricula and designed new courses for their home departments.