Institute will offer Engineering and Business degree programmes to Higher Nation
Diploma (HND) holders from across Myanmar.
YANGON, MYANMAR - Media OutReach - 6 July 2018 -
PSB Academy, one of Singapore's leading private education institutions, and
Chindwin College, a renowned college from Yangon, Myanmar, announced the launch
of their joint venture, Chindwin-PSB Institute at an inauguration event this
Chindwin College Chairman Tin Latt (left) and PSB Academy Chairman Viva Sinniah (right) at the inauguration of Chindwin-PSB Institute--Myanmar's first joint venture with a Singapore private education institution. The institutions first collaborated to offer University of Portsmouth Bachelor of Engineering degrees to HND graduates in 2016.
together: A transnational platform for higher learning
The partnership brings together two
education institutions with a long heritage as institutes for higher education.
Chindwin College, established in 2007, was Myanmar's first college to offer
Higher National Diplomas to students, and is the only affiliated college with the
Myanmar Engineering Society (MES), the leading industry body for engineers in
"Chindwin College has been a shining
example for higher education in Myanmar, and we respect the number of pathways
they've developed for Myanmar's youth over the years, so they can become
successful across industries and across borders when they graduate.
"Our joint resources, expertise in the
local market, experience in building international networks, and best practices
in teaching and learning allow us to become a unique platform for Myanmar
students to gain quality higher education.
I look forward to the continual mutual support in forging partnerships
with the government, universities and industry so we can continue to offer our
distinct brand of industry-ready education, and nurture global graduates that
will fuel ASEAN's transformation.," says Viva Sinniah, Chairman, PSB Academy.
we are one step closer to fulfilling our vision: to become a top premium
service provider in Myanmar's private higher education space, excelling in
delivering globally recognized education. Our public private partnerships, our
co-operation & collaboration in academic, commerce and industry have
allowed Chindwin to flourish as a reputable education brand that the Myanmar
students can depend on, and now partnered with PSB Academy, who have 50 years
of developing graduates for the New Economy, I'm certain we are geared for
success," says Tin Latt, Chairman, Chindwin College.
Myanmar's ambitions in infrastructure development and enterprise
PSB Academy and Chindwin College have collaborated
since 2016 to offer Myanmar's HND holders pathways to bachelor degrees in
Engineering and Business with the University of Portsmouth, UK, which is
recognised with the UK Government's TEF Gold Rating and have earned a place in
the UK's top 25 universities, according to the Guardian rankings. The University will continue to work with
Chindwin-PSB Institute to develop more degree specialisations in technology, as
well as postgraduate programmes. The institute also plans to expand with
another campus in Mandalay.
have been able to celebrate the first fruits of this partnership with our
pioneering group of about 60 Engineering graduates, who have gone on to find
excellent employment including within the Myanmar Engineering Society and
global technology companies like Huawei. I am confident that by continuing to
provide access to high quality higher education, we will build a strong
pipeline of talent that will lead the way in innovation and progress. It is
through providing programmes attuned to the needs of both students and
employers that we will be investing in the youth of today to become key
contributors to the nation's developing infrastructure and flourishing
enterprises," Says Graham Galbraith, Vice-Chancellor, University of Portsmouth.
Leading the charge for the new institute is
College Director Kan Win Oung, who has held senior management positions in
several institutions in tourism and education in Switzerland, Singapore and
Myanmar. Prior to assuming this new role, Kan was also a lecturer with Chindwin
College for Business Management courses and lectured at vocational courses
jointly delivered by UNESCO and Myanmar's Ministry of Education.
"Myanmar is resilient, open to change, and
willing to learn -- and these are the attributes that we hope our students will
continue to hone. At Chindwin-PSB Institute we hope to encourage optimism in a
fast-modernizing Myanmar -- that if students are willing to work through the
challenges, they will find opportunities to realise their ambitions.," says