GS6 Speakers

Mya Kay Thi Aung

Dr Mya Kay Thi Aung, Gender Summit 6 Asia-Pacific speaker

Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar. 

Gender Impact of Science and Arts at University of Yangon, Myanmar (download presentation here pdf icon)
Parallel session 1: Mainstreaming Gender into Asia-Pacific’s Research, Innovation and Development Goals for more effective and sustainable outcomes

Dr Mya Kay Thi Aung is a lecturer in the department of chemistry at the University of Yangon, Myanmar. She previously worked as an assistant lecturer at Sittwe University, Myanmar, and as a demonstrator at the Institute of Medicine, Yangon, Myanmar. She obtained her PhD in Chemistry with research on "Phosphorylation of Thit-sein Oil and Its Application in Horticulture" in 2007, following her MSc in Chemistry in 1998 with research on "Electrodeposition of Copper-zinc Alloy on Aluminium" and her BSc (Honours) in Chemistry in 1994, all in chemistry and all from the University of Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar. She has also undergone various courses in English language and teaching methodology.

Summary of Talk for Gender Summit 6 Asia-Pacific:

The main targeted groups of concern in this gender analysis are teaching staff of both science and arts as well as researchers and outstanding undergraduate/graduate/post graduate students in the University of Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar, between 2013 and 2015. Resembling the dominance of women in our country’s population, the female educators in our university also outweigh these of males in almost all of the majors and sectors even though most of the top administrators are men. However, to adapt the gender equity, males have better opportunities regarding with their matriculation marks for university entrees in every field of study in any institutes.