Dagon University (Burmese: ဒဂုံ တက္ကသိုလ် [dəɡòʊɴ tɛʔkəθò]), located in North Dagon, Yangon, is one of the largest universities in Myanmar. The university, established in 1993, offers bachelor's and master's degrees in liberal arts and sciences to full-time, part-time and online students. Dagon University also offers a full-time four-year law degree program. The university's 1,582-acre (6.40 km2) campus in the outskirts of Yangon is one of the largest campuses in the country.
Dagon University was opened in 1993 in North Dagon in the northeastern corner of Yangon to serve students from eastern Yangon districts. The move was widely believed to be part of the Burmese military government's plan to disperse university students across many universities and colleges around the country. Students who would have attended Yangon University now have to attend Dagon University or East Yangon University in Thanlyin, southeast of Yangon.
The university and all other arts and science universities in the country were closed down from December 1996 to July 2000, following student demonstrations in Yangon.
Classified as an Arts and Science university in the Burmese university education system, Dagon University offers bachelor's and master's degree programs in common liberal arts and sciences disciplines. Its regular Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BSc) take four years to complete and honors degree programs BA (Hons) and BSc (Hons) take five years. The law program also takes five years. The university also offers an online program.
|Industrial Chemistry||BSc||MSc, M.Res|
|International Relations||BA||MA, M.Res|
|Oriental Studies||BA||MA, M.Res|
A new 4.96-mile (7.98 km) rail extension was completed in 2006. Trains travel along the 12.21-mile (19.65 km) route from Yangon Central Railway Station to the university, via Togyaunggalay Station, 10 times a day from 5:25am to 5:35pm. About 4000 students use the rail service daily.
Rectors have included:
- Dr. Win Naing
- Dr. Nay Thwel Kyi (Pro-Rector)
- Dr. Nunu Yi (Pro -Rector)
List of Rectors (1993-present)
- Kaung Nyut (1993- 1998)
- Dr. Maung Thin (1998- 2004)
- Kyaw Myint Oo (2005- 2007)
- Sun (2007- 2011)
- Dr. Hla Htay (2012- 2016)
- Dr. Aye Aye Tun (2011- 2017)
MoU with Dagon University
- BABSEACLE, Australia
- Dharma Gate Buddhist College, Hungary
- University of Calcutta, India
- The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK
- Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan
- Ritsumeikan University, Japan
- College of Science and Engineering, Kanazawa University, Japan
- Pukyong National University, South Korea
- Chonbuk National University, South Korea
- Pusan National University, South Korea
- Seoul National University, South Korea
- Mahidol University, Thailand
- Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
- Chiang Mai University, Thailand
- Payap University, Thailand
- King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
- Kamphaeng Phet Rajabhat University, Thailand
- Silliman University, Philippines
- Central Philippine University, Philippines
- "Dagon University Profile" (in Burmese). Archived from the original on 2011-04-30. Retrieved 2008-12-20.
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- "List of Colleges and Universities in and around Yangon". Archived from the original on 2009-01-09. Retrieved 2008-12-20.
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