YTU, Mitsubishi Electric ink agreement on technological cooperation

Officials seen with notes of MoU after signing it between Yangon Technological University and Mitsubishi Electric.—Photo: Khaing Thanda Lwin
Officials seen with notes of MoU after signing it between Yangon Technological University and Mitsubishi Electric.—Photo: Khaing Thanda Lwin

Yangon Technological University and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, a leading worldwide manufacturer of electronics and electrical equipment, on Sunday signed an agreement for technological cooperation at the university here.
As part of the agreement, the Japanese electronics giant will accept interns from YTU from December 2014 to February 2015. The two sides selected Wut Yee Htay, an electronics PhD student from YTU, among the students to attend the three-month internship programme in Japan.
In his opening speech at the signing ceremony, Mr Minoru Hagiwara, Mitsubishi’s chief representative for the Asia-Pacific
Region, said: “This is the first time for us to partner with an educational institution in Myanmar, and this internship will produce good results for both parties.”
“It is our hope that we will contribute to the development of human resources in academic education through this internship program, which will lead to the fostering of talented engineers in Myanmar,” Mr Hagiwara added.
The development of the electrical and electronics sector is one of the key elements in Myanmar’s economic growth, Deputy Minister for Science and Technology Dr Ba Shwe said. Under the current government, Yangon Technology University has signed more than 30 technology-related MoUs with firms in developed countries. The majority of them are Japanese bodies, according to an official from YTU.
Mitsubishi Electric is a global leader in the research, manufacturing and marketing of electrical and electronic equipment. It has been selling products and services focused in the power sector for many years in Myanmar and established a new branch this April in Yangon. GNLM

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