Reimagining the Future
SUM provides interim education resources to Myanmar youths and adopts systems strengthening approaches in implementing education projects.
To become an open university platform for degree programmes, vocational training, and research.
SUM at a Glance
Spring University Myanmar (SUM) was established in May 2021 with a dual mission of supporting the interim education of youths while fundraising for scholars at risk and vulnerable communities. SUM consists of 12 schools with 200 faculty members from practitioner and working professional industries. SUM has conducted 520+ virtual courses in different academic fields and more than 15000+ student enrollments. We envision delivering multi-disciplinary courses via zoom, learning portal and digital offline learning in the crisis of education.
Saw Kapi is the founder of the School of Governance and Public Administration and a Director of Salween Institute. He is a former Executive Director at Thabyay Education Foundation and also served as a Director of Admissions and Records at California State University, Bakersfield. Prior to joining CSUB, he was an Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Maryland College Park, where he supervised the recruitment, admissions, and matriculation of international students.
Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd is a professor at Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies where she teaches and researches the U.S.-Burma/Myanmar relations, economics and security interaction. Dr. Byrd is also a civil affairs officer in the U.S. Army Reserves. She was mobilized in support of Operations Enduring Freedom in 2003. While on active duty from 2003 to 2007, she served as the Deputy Economic Advisor, Civil-Military Operations Plans Officer, and Interagency Operations Officer at U.S. Pacific Command.
Dr. Tun Myint is professor & chair of Political Science at Carleton College and co-founder of Mutual Aid Myanmar. He served as a member of the Technical Advisory Team of the Federal Constitution Drafting Coordinating Committee. He is a founder and member of the Independent Journal of Burmese Scholarship editorial board, and director of the Public Memory of Myanmar digital archive.
Our Programmes are community development-oriented activities to provide opportunities for students to engage in activities outside of the classroom and develop important skills that will benefit them throughout their lives and to enhance partnerships with relevant stakeholders in strengthening the higher education system for all.
Introduction to Peace and
I am happy to recommend SFPS courses for those who love to learn and figure out the peace process and beneficial resolutions in Myanmar Politic with wider views.
Introduction to Peace and
It is undoubtedly worth it to spend my time together with my classmates in peer learning discussions and study times.
Burma During Cold War
I'm very pleased with the instructor asking us to discuss certain topics with him but it would be relatively better if we could also discuss with the students. I had so much interest in social science related course so I hope SUM could provide us with more courses like this in the future.