AboutUniversity of Yangon , located in Kamayut, Yangon, is the oldest and most well-known university in Myanmar. The university now offers mainly undergraduate and postgraduate degrees programmes in liberal arts, sciences and law.Full-time bachelor's degree had not been offered at the university's main campus since the student protests of 1996.But,the university reoffered full-time bachelor's degrees from 2014 academic year.Yangon University is the progenitor of most major universities in the country. Until 1958 when Mandalay University became an independent university, all institutions of higher education in Myanmar were under Yangon University. After the University Education Act of 1964, all professional colleges and institutes of the university such as the Institute of Medicine 1, Rangoon Institute of Technology and Yangon Institute of Economics all became independent universities, leaving the university with liberal arts, sciences and law.From the beginning, Yangon University has been at the centre of civil discontent throughout its history. All three nationwide strikes against the British began at then Rangoon University. Anti-colonial movement's leaders such as Aung San, U Nu, Ne Win and U Thant were some notable alumni of the university. The tradition of student protested at the university continued in the post-colonial era—in 1962, 1974, 1988 and most recently in 1996.
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