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Kyaw Naing

Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow Visiting Professor Department of Chemistry University of Yangon

Hokkaido University is my second home as a scholar. It is a great honor to have been selected as a Hokkaido University Ambassador. I spent four years at Hokkaido University, including my days of intensive language study at the International Student Center (today’s Center for International Education and Research). While studying the language, I also learned Japanese customs and traditions. I am committed to using the experiences and knowledge I acquired at Hokkaido University for the development of my university in Myanmar.

With the aim of building a Myanmar Hokkaido University alumni network, I have begun making a list of Hokkaido University alumni residing in Myanmar. Based on this list, I plan to invite all alumni to attend a meeting where I would like to study how we can raise awareness of Hokkaido University in Myanmar through activities such as creating brochures. I plan to provide a brief lecture on Hokkaido University to students and faculty members at Yangon University of Distance Education to increase interest in studying at Hokkaido University. Together with Rector Pho of the University of Yangon, I also plan to hold a large-scale event for students and faculty members in the city.

There is also a plan under way to support and facilitate exchanges with Hokkaido University researchers and students who visit Myanmar for research. We will consider providing opportunities for Hokkaido University students to talk with local students and chances for Hokkaido University researchers to attend seminars and group discussions in their research fields with researchers in Myanmar.

Left: The main gate of Yangon University of Distance Education, Right: Dr. Kyaw Naing and Assoc. Prof. Masayuki Takahashi of the Faculty of Science in front of Shwedagon Pagoda

Memorial Photo with the supervisor (Prof. Yamagishi) when Dr. Kyaw Naing studied at HU

Photos from when Dr. Kyaw Naing studied at Hokkaido University