2 Profs from Myanmar Pursue CRM Fellowship in Silliman

2 Profs from Myanmar Pursue CRM Fellowship in Silliman

Two professors from Myanmar arrived on campus on January 27 to start their month-long fellowship under the Coastal Resource Management (CRM) program of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia (UBCHEA). 

They are Dr. Cherry Aung from  Mawlamyine University and Ms. Nyo Nyo Tun from Myeik University. They are among only six from Myanmar selected for this pilot program of UBCHEA that seeks to support ongoing education reforms in the country. The other four are pursuing their fellowship in Indonesia. 

Dr. Aung teaches marine science, oceanography and biology at Mawlamyine University, while Ms. Tun handles classes on fishery science, biological oceanography and post-harvest technology.

Fellows spend around a month in their host university to learn more about their programs and be exposed to best practices in CRM. The fellowship encourages recipients to return home with new knowledge that they can use in improving classroom learning and teaching, promoting collaborative research, and infusing service-learning into their academic programs. 

Silliman, through the Institute of Environmental and Marine Sciences, is one of the universities engaged by UBCHEA to assist higher education institutions in Myanmar in its programs in CRM and in expanding the regional consortium in CRM to include Myanmar.