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Myitkyina University is a university in northern Myitkyina, Myanmar.[1] Since 1996, on-campus student housing has been banned.[2] However, there are plans to reopen the Hkakabo (to house 120 male students) and Swunparabo (to house 128 female students) residence halls in 2013.[2]


Coordinates: 25°25′2″N 97°24′40″E / 25.41722°N 97.41111°E / 25.41722; 97.41111

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Business Insider

Business Insider
Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:28:08 -0800

Myitkyina University is meant to prepare young Kachin to lead and prosper. The student body is instead drowning in heroin, said Brang Joi, a 20-year-old math major. “We must have one of the most heroin-addicted universities in the world,” he said.

Channel News Asia

Channel News Asia
Wed, 16 Dec 2015 20:41:15 -0800

“At Myitkyina University, many students have become addicted to heroin because you could get it within the university's compound. Many dealers were operating there; some were students, others were outsiders,” the 31-year-old said, recalling a grim ...

The Straits Times

The Straits Times
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 14:02:00 -0700

Another candidate, retired Myitkyina University professor of English Sheila Nang Tawng, chimed in. "We believe in her leadership. Ninety per cent of the voters will vote for her." In contrast to the NLD roadshow, the ruling military-backed Union ...

Eleven Myanmar

Eleven Myanmar
Fri, 04 Dec 2015 05:07:30 -0800

Aung Naing Thu, a geology lecturer at Myitkyina University who has studied Hpakant, said: “Heavy machines are used and waste dumps are near villages and roads. The mountains are almost totally deforested. Floods occurred across the area this year ...


Tue, 02 Dec 2014 16:20:45 -0800

Even on the campus of Myitkyina University, used syringes spill out of metal garbage bins marked with signs urging users to properly dispose of drug paraphernalia to avoid the spread of infections like HIV. More needles litter the rocky banks of the ...

The Economist

The Economist
Tue, 30 Dec 2014 07:01:35 -0800

Down by the Irrawaddy River, the Humanity Institute (HI) opened two years ago. Much as Jack hopes to save Kachin children from the clutches of the government, so the HI hopes to do the same for Kachin college students. Myitkyina University, which is ...

Breitbart News

Breitbart News
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:18:26 -0700

A student at Myitkyina University, who single-handedly launched an anti-heroin offensive at the capital school, condemns the government for “a form of genocide,” stating, “They can fight us outright and waste money and soldiers' lives, or they can let ...

University of Manchester

University of Manchester
Tue, 15 Oct 2013 16:03:45 -0700

The University of Manchester, University of Yangon, Mandalay University, University Distance Education (Yangon), Dagon University, Myitkyina University and the Myanmar Environment Institute. • The project is funded by the Open Society Foundations ...

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