Brief History

The University of Culture was officially opened on 24 September 1993 in accordance with the Act No(71/93) of the State Law and Order Restoration Council, issued on April 20 and it was originally opened at No.131, Kaba Aye Pagoda, Kanbawza Building, Bahan Township. On September 18,1996, it was moved to and opened in the building of the University of Culture, Aung Zeya Road, 26th Ward, South Dagon Myothit.

At the beginning stage of the formation of the University of Culture, U Maung Maung Khine took the responsibility of the Principal and on June 4th,1997,according to the Meeting No(21/97)of the State Law and Order Restoration Council, which replaced the old formation with the new one in which the Rector was in charge, the principal U Maung MaungKhine was promoted to the post of the Rector. In 1998, after the rector U Maung Maung Khine's retirement, U Zaw Than took the responsibility of the rector on June 6, 1998. When U Zaw Than was promoted to the post of the Director-General in the Department of Fine Arts, Ministry of Culture on 30 June 1999 and U Tin Soe took the responsibility of the rector.

According to the cabinet approval (40/2007), the University of Culture was changed to the National University of Arts and Culture in 2007. U Tin Soe transfered to the National University of Arts and Culture ( Mandalay )and Daw Nanda Hmun has taken the responsibility of the Rector since first May 2009.

Date of Establishment

24 September,1993

The Location and Area

The implementation plan for the construction of the University of Culture, Yangon was initiated in 1993-94. It is situated on Aung Zeya Road, No.26, Quarter Dagon Myothit(South) Township, Yangon and the area is 52 acres.

Address

Aung Zeya Road No.26, Quarter South Dagon Myothit(South) Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
Telephone No. 91-1-590250 Fax. 95-1-590251
E-mail: ygnyoc@mail3.mpt.Net.mm

Aims

Keeping dynamic patriotism
Strengthening of national unity.
Preservation of national culture.

Objectives & Strategies

To preserve, promote and disseminate Myanmar Cultural Heritage.
To conduct research and training with the aim of bringing about the progress of Myanmar fine arts and visual arts turning out outstanding artistes and artists.
To contribute to the teaching of traditional cultures and customs of indigenous national races at the universities, institutes, colleges and schools.
To help strengthen the spirit of nationalism and patriotism.
To turn out good artistes and artists with refined morality and integrity.