Harvard and MIT

  • In 1950s, many Burmese State Scholars (probably 400+) studied in the USA.
  • Sayas Dr. Freddie Ba Hli, U Sein Hlaing, Dr. Aung Gyi, U Min Wun, U Khin Aung Kyi … attended MIT.
  • Sayas U Ba Toke, U San Tha Aung, … attended Harvard University.
  • MIT and Harvard University are quite close.
  • The group photo of the sayas attending the two universities was taken at Harvard.
  • An Education Delegation was visiting Harvard at the time.


  • Dr. Yan Naing Lwin wrote :
    When we arrived the US first time in 1955 we had a few days in Boston before leaving for New York. We met all the Sayas you mentioned (in bold face) except Dr. Freddie Ba Hli who had returned to Burma. There were about 140 Burmese State Scholars in 1955 when I arrived.
    The summer of 1955 in August we visited Harvard & MIT again. We met Saya U Ba Toke at Harvard. Also, Daw Thein Nyunt & Daw Tin Saw Mu who were visiting the States.
  • Other MIT Alumni include Dr. Ronald Findlay (Economics), U Aw Taik Moh (C54), U Kyaw Min (Architecture), Dr. San Hla Aung (C58), U San Tun (M59) and Dr. Chris Lee (L. Tin Htun, EE59).
  • Other Harvard Alumni include Saw William Paw (MBA), U Nyunt We (MBA), U Win Pe (MPA), and U Allen Htay (C58).

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