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Prof. Dr. Zin Nwe Myint

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Prof. Dr. Zin Nwe Myint

Südbau, Raum 2.09

Otto-Fischer-Straße 4
50674 Köln

E-Mail zmyint1(at)uni-koeln.de


Current Position

Professor at the Department of Geography, University of Yangon, Myanmar

Fields of Expertise and Interest

  • Urban and Regional Development
  • Cultural and Socio-economic Geography
  • Heritage conservation and tourism development
  • Political Geography

Academic Qualification

  • 2004:  Ph.D. from University of Yangon
  • 1999:  Diploma in GIS, from University of Yangon
  • 1998:  M.A. from University of Yangon with credit
  • 1995:  B.A. (Honours) from University of Yangon with credit

Professional Career

  • Since 2018
    Professor, Department of Geography, University of Yangon

  • 2015
    Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Yangon

  • 2010
    Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Yangon

  • 2008
    Assistant Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Yangon

  • 2006
    Assistant Lecturer, Department of Geography, Sittway University

  • 2005
    Assistant Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Yangon

  • 1999
    Tutor, Department of Geography, University of Yangon

  • 1997
    Tutor, Department of Geography, University of Distance Education

Other Activities

  • Since 2012: Member of the Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Urban and Regional Development, University of Yangon
  • Since 2013: Member of the Editorial Board, KKU International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Khon Khan University, Thailand
  • Since 2011: Member of the Myanmar Research Centre for Economic Development (MARCED, with Nagoya University)
  • Since 2008: Member of the ForUm Network (“ForUm for Urban Future in Southeast Asia”, Germany and Southeast Asian Countries)
  • 2004-2012: Member of the Steering Committee of the MegaCity Task Force, International Geographical Union (IGU)

Scholarship and Awards

  • Georg Forster Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers
    18 months (between 2017 and 2020)
    From Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany

  • Research Fellowship by Japan Foundation Scholarship
    From 15-6-2011 to 13-8-2011 (2 months)
    Visiting Scientist, International Relations Department
    International University of Japan (IUJ), Niigata, Japan

  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship
    From 01.5.2001 to 31.10.2001 (6 months)
    Institute of Geography, University of Cologne, Germany

Publications

Zin Nwe Myint and Frauke Kraas (2002): Urban Growth in Bangkok and Yangon: a comparison of recent developments, Thailand-Rundschau 3/2002, 97-100.

Zin Nwe Myint, Cho Cho Thwin, Aung Swe and Kyaw Soe Win (2005): Aspects of Sustainability  in the Urban Areas of Yangon City. In Hartmut Gaese, Frauke Kraas, Mi Mi Kyi (eds) (2005): Sustainability in Rural and Urban Environments. Proceedings of the First German-Myanmar Workshop in Yangon/Myanmar, 17-21 November 2003. Cologne: 169-181.

Zin Nwe Myint (2005) Woodfuel Use in Yangon, Myanmar. In Christine Knie (ed.) (2005): Urban and Peri-Urban Developments – Structures, Processes and Solutions. Southeast Asian - German Summer School in Cologne/Germany, 16-29 October 2005. Cologne: 105-115.

Zin Nwe Myint (2006) Woodfuel Uses: A Distinct Phenomenon in Megacity Yangon, Myanmar. In Frauke Kraas, Hartmut Gaese, Mi Mi Kyi (eds.) (2006): Megacity Yangon: Transformation processes and modern developments. Southeast Asian Modernities 7. Berlin: 261-284.

Zin Nwe Myint (2006) Environmental Problems of Yangon City: Establishment of Industrial Zones. In Frauke Kraas, Hartmut Gaese, Mi Mi Kyi (eds.) (2006): Megacity Yangon: Transformation processes and modern developments. Southeast Asian Modernities 7. Berlin: 217-236.

Zin Nwe Myint, Soe Soe Khin and Nilar Aung (2006): Excursion: Downtown and Urban Fringe of Megacity Yangon. In Frauke Kraas, Hartmut Gaese, Mi Mi Kyi (eds.) (2006) Megacity Yangon: Transformation processes and modern developments. Southeast Asian Modernities 7. Berlin: 169-184.

Zaw Latt Tun and Zin Nwe Myint (2007): A Preliminary Study on Intra-Urban Public Transport of Sittway: A case of motorcycle taxies, Journal of Myanmar Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol. V, No. 6, Yangon. pp. 265-276.

Zin Nwe Myint and Khin Myo Hla (2009): Preliminary Investigation on Tourist Industry of Mrauk-U, Rakhine State, Journal of Myanmar Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol. VII, No. 6, Yangon. pp. 127-144.

Frauke Kraas, Yin May, Zin Nwe Myint (2010): Yangon/Myanmar: Transformation Processes and Mega-Urban Developments, Geographische Rundschau, International Edition, Vol. 6, No. 2 (April 2010). pp. 26- 37.

Zin Nwe Myint (2011): Host Perceptions on Tourism Development of Mrauk-U, Rakhine State. Journal of Myanmar Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol. IX, No. 6, Yangon. pp. 175-194.

Frauke Kraas, Yin May, Regine Spohner, Zin Nwe Myint (2014): Yangon: Phases of Urban Development and Expansion. Journal of Myanmar Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol. XII, No. 6, Yangon. pp. 125-138.

Zin Nwe Myint (2014): Heritage, Culture and Tourism Development of Mrauk-U: Perception of Local Community. In Cultural Traditions, 2014 SEAMEO Regional Centre for History and Tradition, SEAMEO, Yangon. pp. 1-20.

Frauke Kraas, Hlaing Maw Oo, Zin Nwe Myint, Regine Spohner (2015): Yangon’s Urban Heritage: Reassessing the Historic Stages of Development. In World Monument Fund (2015) Building the Future: The Role of Heritage in the Sustainable Development of Yangon, Report of an International Conference held in Yangon, Myanmar, January 15–17, 2015. pp. 24-31.

Frauke Kraas, Zin Nwe Myint (2015): Potentials for Sustainable Tourism Development in Taunggyi Region, Myanmar. Journal of Myanmar Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol. XIII, No. 6, Yangon. pp. 237-254.

Zin Nwe Myint (2016) Drivers of Cultural Tourism in Mrauk-U, Myanmar. In Frauke Kraas, Mi Mi Kyi, Win Maung (Eds) (2016): sustainability in Myanmar: Southeast Asian Modernities 15. Berlin. pp. 319-345.

Frauke Kraas, Zin Nwe Myint, Khin Khin Soe (2016): Urban Developments in Hakha and Falam, Chin State of Myanmar. Journal of Myanmar Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol. XIV, No. 5, Yangon. pp.281-300.

Zin Nwe Myint, Saw Yu May, Zin May Oo, Frauke Kraas (2016): Economic Development Potential of Mrauk-U, Rakhine State. Journal of Myanmar Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol. XIV, No. 5, Yangon. pp. 331-348.

Zin Nwe Myint (2017): Managing Tourism Under Strain in Myanmar. Social Science Asia, Journal of National Research Council of Thailand, Volume 3, Number 2 (April 2017), Khon Kaen, Thailand. pp. 40-52.

Zin Nwe Myint, Frauke Kraas and Shwe Zin Theik (2017): Gemstone Picture Production in Mogok: Opportunities and Challenges. Journal of Myanmar Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol. XV, No. 5, Yangon. pp. 235-251.

Zin Nwe Myint and Frauke Kraas (2017): Tourism Development Potential of the Mawlamyine Area, Myanmar. Journal of Myanmar Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol. XV, No. 5, Yangon. pp. 253-273.