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The 3 transformations to become a world class university | Dr. Zaw Wai Soe | TEDxUM1Yangon

Myanmar is at the salient moment of education reform and massive transformations are being undertaken to improve the education of the country. In this talk. Professor Zaw Wai Soe discusses the three important transformative steps that Myanmar need to undertake in order to create world class universities. Dr. Zaw Wai Soe graduated with M.B.,B.S from University of Medicine 2, Yangon in 1986. He continued his training in Myanmar and UK. After coming back from UK since 2000, he worked in Orthropaedic Department of Yangon General Hospital and Yangon Orthopedic Hospital. He currently serves as the Rector of University of Medicine 1,Yangon.

He is perhaps one of the most renowned orthopedic surgeons in Myanmar and one of the key founders of Spine Surgery and Emergency Medicine in Myanmar. He is leading Rector’s Committee of Myanmar Universities. He is highly passionate about the future of Education in Myanmar and is leading on policy reform projects of Higher education. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at