May Monthly Seminar_Zoom Meeting



 Australia Myanmar Institute invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting

Date: May 25, 2020 (Monday). 

Duration: 1 hour

Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Australia/Melbourne Time (2:30-03:30 PM Myanmar/Yangon Time)

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Meeting ID: 285 241 7834

During the seminar the presenter will discuss some key points about Myanmar:

  • Aung San Suu Kyi expressed in 2012 a need for the kind of education that will enable our people to earn a decent living for themselves”
  • How do we (western-style Australian university sector) respond to this need?
  • Framework for response is (i) self-knowledge – attitude’: (ii) what we know and what can we know – ‘awareness’; (iii) how we shape a response – ‘alignment’; (iv) what steps can we take – ‘approach’.
  • What happens when conditions change, e.g. political trajectory in Myanmar, COVID19?
  • Where do Australian universities go from here in terms of international student engagement and remote and emerging markets?

Kit Andrews works in the Global Partnerships and Engagement portfolio at RMIT University and has over fifteen years’ experience in tertiary education as teacher, program manager, business development and market analyst. Kit also has extensive experience in senior leadership and management roles with Australian, Japanese and German industrial corporations. He has recently been awarded his PhD from the School of Education at RMIT and has focused his recent work on workforce development in the Northern Territory of Australia and the emerging economies of Southeast Asia, especially Myanmar.

Laxmi Lae Lae Win will offer a comment on the presentation, after which a question and answer session will be conducted. Laxmi Lae Lae Win is from Myanmar and currently living in Melbourne for five years studying at RMIT, seeking new experiences and jobs. She has recently completed her master’s degree in business (MBA) while her bachelor’s was based on Marketing. Before studying in Australia, she graduated with a bachelor’s in sciences in Chemistry from Yadanarbon University in Mandalay. She is looking forward to gaining more industry experiences before going back home to handle her family business.  She was a volunteer with the AMI team at the recent conference in Mandalay.

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***NOTE: Zoom can work very well, but it poses difficulties for people with a poor internet connection. So, people from Myanmar (or elsewhere) who might have a poor internet connection or low bandwidth should turn off the video mode and listen to the seminar. You may be able to switch on the video from time to time just to see who is speaking, but definitely don’t use the video mode if you wish to speak yourself.  You should pose your questions using the chat function.  AMI will upload the whole seminar later on the AMI website and Facebook page.