The Department of Geology and Geography was founded in 1920 as part of the University of Yangon. Some teaching of Geology began in 1923, but there were no Myanmar geologists at all before World War II. The teaching of Geology only really started in earnest after World War II, under the guidance of Professor Dr Tha Hla.
In 1948, after Burma’s Independence, an independent Department of Geology was formed.
The Department of Geology strives to be a vibrant, equitable and sustainable department committed to teaching and research excellence in the field of Geosciences.
Our mission is to provide high quality education of international standards, contribute to the advancement of knowledge that is socially and ethically relevant and empower our students and scholars through application of that knowledge to the scientific, technological and socio-economic development of the country and the wider world.
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