University of Yangon

University of Yangon

Brief Description

Founded originally as an affilated college of the University of Calcutta in 1878, Rangoon College was established as Government College in the early 1900s and in 1920 upgraded to University College. In that same year, the secular University College merged with the Baptist-affiliated Jusdon College to become Rangoon University.  The 1964 University Education Act separated several professional departments from the university, establishing them as separate universities: the University of Medicine, the University of Economics, the University of Technology, and the University of Education. At that point, the university was renamed the Rangoon Arts and Sciences University, concerned only with liberal arts, siences and law. In 1989, the university was renamed the University of Yangon. Hlaing Campus is located slightly north of the Main Campus of the University of Yangon but still within Yangon city.  The campus is devoted to the first year students starting from the 2017-18 academic year.

Campuses and Locations

University of Yangon (Main Campus), University Avenue Road, Yangon 11041, Myanmar

University of Yangon (Hlaing Campus), Hlaing Township, Yangon, Myanmar    

Number of Academic Staff

300

Library Collections

Yangon University Library: Over 100,000 (Print Books)// Universities' Central Library: Over 400,000 (Print Books)// Over 17,000 Rare Documents (Palm-leaf Manuscripts/ Parabeiks)