University of Forestry and Environmental Sciences
Yezin, Zayar Thiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw
The University of Forestry and Environmental Science (Yezin), in Yezin near Nay Pyi Taw, is the only university specialized in forestry and environmental science in Myanmar. Founded in 1923 as the Forestry Department of Yangon University, in 1992, the University of Forestry and Environmental Science became a separate entity based in Yezin, Nay Pyi Taw. It mainly offers a five-year Bachelor of Science degree program in forestry and environmental science as well as two-year master's and three-year doctoral programs. The university is administered by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation. Undergraduate students are required to take part in a field training program each winter from the third year. Graduates of the university typically become forestry officers at the Forestry Department, the Dry Zone Greening Department, the Environmental Conservation Department or the Myanmar Timber Enterprise. Others find employment in non-governmental conservation organizations such as FAO, FFI, FREDA, UNDP, UNEP, JICA, WCS, WWF as well as other local and international research institutions and conservation organizations.
International collaboration includes staff training with the German Academic Exchange Program (DAAD); research cooperation with Kyoto University, (Japan); postgraduate scholarships with Ritsumeikan University (Japan) and engagement in regional networks such as the Mekong Wetland network and Himalayan Universities Consortium.