International Conference: Transformation Processes in Myanmar V


Call for Papers International Conference: Transformation Processes in Myanmar V
University of Yangon, 4 December 2020

It is our pleasure to invite international and national scholars to the Fifth International Conference on “Transformation Processes in Myanmar V”. The conference is jointly organised by the University of Yangon and the Centre of Excellence on Urban and Regional Development (CoE, University of Yangon/University of Cologne) in collaboration with the University of Cologne, Germany. It will take place at the University of Yangon on 4 December 2020.

The University of Yangon was established in 1920 and is the first university of Myanmar. On the occasion of its 100th Anniversary in 2020, it is the aim of the International Conference to contribute to the knowledge and exchange on current transformation processes in Myanmar. Multidisciplinary topics, approaches and perspectives will be applied in order to support a vivid exchange beyond disciplinary borders and to enhance scientific networks.

The aims of the conference are:

  1. to deepen the platform of academic discussion for Myanmar scholars on the current transformation processes in the country,
  2. to widen the scope of discussions within the University of Yangon to connected institutions and to the public, and
  3. to enhance the relationship between the University of Yangon and international universities.

Topics of sessions

  1. Environmental challenges in the transformation process of Myanmar
  2. Economic potentials in the transformation process of Myanmar
  3. Socio-cultural assets in the transformation process of Myanmar
  4. Rural and urban opportunities in the transformation process of Myanmar
  5. Consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic on urban and regional development in Myanmar

Link to the conference website:www.uy.edu.mm

Publication

In order to contribute to the discussion within the scientific community, we are planning to publish selected articles in the reviewed Myanmar Journal of Urban and Regional Development.

Online proceeding

Selected presentations will be published as online proceeding

Deadline

The deadline for the submission of the title and abstract of the paper:Sunday, 15November 2020.
Title and abstract should be sent to Prof. Dr. Zin Nwe Myint (yucoe@uy.edu.mm)

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the conference will be held as digital conference.

Organizing Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Nilar Aung, Pro-Rector, University of Yangon (Member)
  • Prof. Dr. Thaung Hteik, Pro-Rector, University of Yangon (Member)
  • Prof. Dr. Frauke Kraas, Institute of Geography, University of Cologne,Advisor of the University of Yangon (Member)
  • Prof. Dr. Htun Ko, Head of Department of Geography, University of Yangon (Member)
  • Prof. Dr. Zaw Soe Min, Department of History, University of Yangon (Member)
  • Prof. Dr. Bay Dar, Department of Botany, University of Yangon (Member)
  • Prof. Dr. Sein Lei Aye, Head of Department of Environment and Water Studies, University of Yangon (Member)
  • Prof. Dr. Zin Nwe Myint, Department of Geography, University of Yangon (Secretary)
  • Dr. Zin Mar Than, Research Fellow, University of Cologne and Centre of Excellence (CoE), University of Yangon (Joint Secretary)

For any enquiries regarding the programme, please contact: Prof. Dr. Zin Nwe Myint (zinnwemyint@gmail.com)

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you at the International Conference in December.

Sincerely,
Prof. Dr. Nilar Aung
Pro-Rector of the University of Yangon