Month: September 2019

Burma’s Son

After the tragic death of Daj Hammerjold, the United Nations Security Council selected U Thant (Permanent Representative of the Union of Burma, which co-founded the Non-aligned Movement) to succeed Hammerjold as the Third UNSG and the first Asian UNSG. USSR vetoed USA’s nominee for UNSG. USA vetoed USSR’s […]

1951 – 56

1954 Matriculation Koon Yin Chu (Phillip Chu, SPHS54, A60) stood first in Burma in the Matriculation of 1954. He would also stand first in his Architecture class when he graduated in 1960. RUBC and SPHS An Old Paulian crew won the Senior Novices at RUBC (Rangoon University Boat […]

U Thet Lwin

Saya U Thet Lwin attended St. Paul’s High School. His Burmese teacher was Saya Sein (father of Saya Dr. Soe Win). Saya taught Burmese at the Institute of Economics. At the Golden Jubilee of the University of Rangoon, he served as Secretary of the Committee headed by Saya […]

Philosophy and Psychology

Dr. Hla Bu was Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at Rangoon University. Later, Rangoon University established two departments Philosophy Psychology Philosophy Philosophy is derived from “Phil” (meaning Love [of]) and “sophy” (meaning wisdom). Advanced degrees often have “Philosophy” (to mean “Love of wisdom”). They include M.Phil (Master of […]

Tin U

Brief Biography U Tin U matriculated in 1946 and attended Rangoon University. His classmates include Dr. Pe Nyun (GBNF), Dr. Pe Thein (GBNF) and Saya U Sein Hlaing (GBNF). He is Past Captain and Gold of Rangoon University Boat Club (RUBC). He studied BSCE at the University of […]


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Oriental Studies at Rangoon University Per request of Sayagyi U Pe Maung Tin (Pali and Burmese Scholar), the Burmese Department was formed as a Sub-department of the Department of Oriental Studies (Ah Shay Taing Pyinnya). Burmese Department at Rangoon University A few years later, a separate Department was […]


The list is not exhaustive. Saya U Aung Hla is an early native Professor of Mathematics at the University of Rangoon. He wrote musical notes for Burmese songs. His spouse Daw May Than is a distinguished vocalist. His son U Mya Than played the Lead Guitar on several […]