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1 Dr. Soe Win Director-General, Department of Higher Education(Upper Myanmar) Ministry of Education and Aung Than Tutor, Department of Statistics, Meiktila Institute of Economics Ministry of Education

2 Introduction The Republic of the Union of Myanmar situated in South Eastern Asia total land area is 677,000 sq.km. China, Laos, Thailand, India and Bangladesh are neighbors enjoys a tropical monsoon climate population is estimated over 59 million in 2010 with almost 70% of the population living in rural areas

3 Myanmar Administration Democratic Government Administration in two tires: Union government State or Regional government 5-year periodically election Union of 7 states and 7 Regions with seats of government located in the central city, Nay Pyi Taw.

4 We emphasize on - From Agro-based Economy to Industrialized Economy To Strengthen Scientific Knowledge and Technological Development Building of modern industrialized nation through - the agricultural development and all-round development of other sectors of the economy; developing the electric power and energy sectors to be in conformity with the developing trend of industries; having continuous development for the infrastructure sector and realizing balanced economy and all-round development of the economy

5 Statistical System in Myanmar Central Statistical Organization (CSO) functioning on a national level since 1952 Some ministries set up their own planning and statistical departments. Other ministries have separate statistical units in Ministry level as well as Department level.

6 Science and Technology Indicators Cannot get S&T Indicators directly because there is no institution responsible for collecting them. Respective ministries conduct required surveys and collect data. By using these data, we can extract the related data and collect the S&T related indicators.

7 Sources of data, generally Primary Source Administrative Records of Related Ministries Secondary Source Statistical Yearbook Handbook on Human Resources Development Indicators Soci0economic Development in Myanmar

8 Research and Development Myanmar produce R&D statistics and indicators indirectly. Rarely to do R&D Survey because each ministry compute the statistics according to their requirements. Ministry of Education conducts research in the field of social sciences, arts and natural sciences.

9 Research and Training Centers under the Ministry of Education Universities Research Center Asia Research Center Marine Science Research and Training Center Set-se Aquaculture Research Center Myanmar-India Center for English Language Training Myanmar-India Entrepreneurship Development Center

10 30-year Long-term Education Development Plan 2001/02 FY – 2030/31 FY The six core areas under focus are:  Development of human resource  Utilization of technology  Expansion of research  Development of a lifelong learning society  Promotion of the quality of education and  Preservation of national identity and national values.

11 Researches under Ministry of Education Source: Ministry of Education, 2011 Note: UsRJ means Universities Research Journal. MAAS means Myanmar Academy of Arts and Sciences. URJ means University Research Journal which is published by each university. Types FinishedOperating Published FieldsUsRJ 1UsRJ 2UsRJ 3MAASURJ 1URJ 2Total Arts Natural Sciences Social Sciences Total

12 Number of Higher Education Institutions to Corresponding Ministries Sr. No.Name of MinistryNo. of Institutions 1.Ministry of Education64 2.Ministry of Science and Technology61 3.Ministry of Health15 4.Ministry of Defense5 5.Ministry of Co-operative5 6.Ministry of Transport2 7.Ministry of Culture2 8.Ministry of Border Affairs2 9.Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation1 10.Ministry of Live Stock and Fisheries1 11.Ministry of Environmental Preservation and Forestry1 12.Union Civil Services Board2 Total161 Source: Ministry of Education

13 Graduates by Fields of Science and Technology Medical and Health Sciences Bachelor's Degree Diploma Master's Degree PhD Engineering and Technology Bachelor's Degree Diploma Master's Degree PhD Social Sciences Bachelor's Degree Diploma Master's Degree PhD Agricultural Sciences Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree PhD Art and Natural Sciences Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree PhD in Arts PhD in Natural Sciences PhD Total Source: Statistical Year Book, 2009 and Ministry of Education

14 Study abroad by the fields of study Field of Study Medical Science Engineering Social Science Education Agriculture Natural Science Humanities and Arts Fine Arts and Culture Others Source: Statistical Year Book, 2009

15 Researchers in Higher Education Sector Type of Institution Medicine Dental Medicine Medical Technology Nursing Pharmacy Community Health Technology Myanmar Aerospace and Engineering Economics Education Agriculture Forestry Veterinary Science Computer Science and Technology Computer Art and Science Universities Total Source: Statistical Year Book, 2009

16 Research, Current and Capital Expenditures of the Ministry of Education Source: Ministry of Education Financial Year Types of Expenditure 2005/062006/072007/082008/092009/10 Upper Myanmar Research Expenditure Current Expenditure Capital Expenditure Lower Myanmar Research Expenditure Current Expenditure Capital Expenditure

17 Innovation is needed for a Nation’s development, Myanmar also try to do the best.

18 Main Obstacles 1. High cost of the innovation project 2. Lack of financing 3. Need more co-ordination and collaborat ion. 4. Dedicated institutions are needed.

19 In future, we are going to promote Research and Development Activities and Innovation. As a consequence, we will collect R&D and Innovation statistics and conduct R&D and Innovation surveys appropriately.

20 Thank You


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