University of Yangon/Yangon University

University of Yangon, Pyay Road, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

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University of Yangon formerly Rangoon College, Rangoon University, and Rangoon Arts and Sciences University), located in Kamayut, Yangon, is the oldest university in Myanmar's modern education system and the best-known university in Myanmar. The university offers mainly undergraduate and postgraduate degrees (Bachelor's, Master's, Post-graduate Diploma, and Doctorate) programs in liberal arts, sciences, and law. Full-time bachelor's degrees were not offered at the university's main campus after the student protests of 1996. The bachelor's degree was re-offered from 2014 on, to the best students in the country. Today degrees in Political Science are offered to undergraduate students, as well as Postgraduate diplomas in areas such as social work and geology.

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Motto: There's no friend like wisdom

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Administrative staff: 1023

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Undergraduates: 2,000

Postgraduates: 3,000

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