LONDON: Myanmar Strategic Holdings, an independent developer and manager of consumer businesses located in Myanmar, is partnering with Liverpool John Moores University to provide high quality engineering training programmes for young, working professionals in Myanmar.
The partnership with Liverpool John Moores University will be directly with A Partners Limited, which trades as Auston College Myanmar. A Partners Limited is wholly owned by MS Auston Pte. Ltd., a joint venture company owned 70% by the Company and 30% by Auston Institute of Management Pte. Ltd., Singapore.
The classes will be taught by Auston College Myanmar’s teaching staff at its Junction Square complex in Yangon. Lecturers will have, at a minimum, a master’s degree or a PhD from a recognised awarding body. The Junction Square complex is designed to host up to 300 students. For the final year of studies, students will have the option of studying in Myanmar or at the Liverpool John Moores University campus in Liverpool.
Commenting on the partnership, Rebecca Bartlett, Associate Dean (Global Engagement) for the Faculty of Engineering and Technology of Liverpool John Moores University, said: “I am delighted that we have agreed to the partnership with Auston College Myanmar for the provision of engineering training programmes in Myanmar. Liverpool John Moores has long been considered a diverse and truly international university so we are excited to expand our offering to Myanmar. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Auston College Myanmar.”
Commenting, Enrico Cesenni, Chief Executive Officer of Myanmar Strategic Holdings, said: “This partnership with Liverpool John Moores University is a significant step for Auston College Myanmar in offering a “path towards a degree” and providing globally recognised degrees in Myanmar. Liverpool John Moores University is a well-regarded international institution and it is very exciting that Myanmar nationals have the opportunity to take advantage of its course programmes. We always strive to deliver high quality education and we strongly believe that the new courses offered will open the door to rewarding careers locally and globally for our students.
“We are hopeful that this partnership will mark the beginning of a highly beneficial, mutual relationship with Liverpool John Moores University. We have the intention to open further courses in Yangon once we are satisfied with the integration of this first syllabus in our service offering. There is a significant market for the provision of globally recognised education in Myanmar, and we aim to continue growing our presence in this sector over the coming years.”