Higher education for the revolution: Education as a space for resistance in post-coup Myanmar

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Session 9
Thu 09:00-10:30 REC A1.04

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The panel brings together different voices (from inside and outside the country) to map and discuss higher education in post-coup Myanmar. It is known that the 2021 coup has changed the higher education landscape of the country. Students and teachers who were experiencing the benefits of a decade of educational reforms were left without the hope of continue their professional and academic paths. In response to escalating military repression, students have joined armed struggles, while others have sought refuge across the border. At the same time, groups of students and teachers in exile are actively creating new educational opportunities for themselves, but also for their colleagues remaining in Myanmar.