• Organization TypeInstitute
  • Founded1924

Yezin Agriculture University (YUA)

The Yezin Agricultural University (YAU) is the only university-level of higher education in Agriculture in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. The primary function of YAU is teaching and training, conducting research and providing extension service to the public. Specific objectives of the university are to produce highly qualified professionals needed for the development of the agriculture sector of the country who are well equipped in leadership, management, planning and analysis, and interpretation skills and to provide adequate technical training on modern methods of agriculture for the farming communities including non-degree training programs. Vision To be a prime mover of agricultural and rural development in Myanmar through human resource development and national supplier of scientific knowledge and technological innovation Mission To educate and train the national human resources to be professional agriculturists who will provide leadership to institutions in the agricultural sector and in addition, supply science and technology and contribute to national and regional growth and development of agriculture HISTORICAL BACKGROUND In 1924 Burma Agricultural College and Research Institute was founded in Mandalay, the second largest city of Myanmar. It was reorganized as a Constituent College of Yangon University in 1938. In 1947, the college was transformed into the status of Faculty of Agriculture in Mandalay under the administration of Rangoon University and again under Mandalay University in 1958. In 1964 it was upgraded to a separate university known as the “ Institute of Agriculture ” under the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education. The Institute was moved from Mandalay to Yezin in 1973. It was transferred to the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation in 1993 and renamed as “Yezin Agricultural University (YAU) ” in 1998.
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