The Myanmar Research Network (MRN) was created in 2019 by a small group of researchers from the University of Melbourne, who saw a need to connect researchers and students working on and/or interested in Myanmar. MRN now includes over 60 members, including academics, practitioners and students within and beyond UoM.


To support the development of collaborative cross-disciplinary research projects, and provide feedback and support on robust research initiatives.

To communicate research outcomes and engagement with associated issues in Myanmar, to support its political and social transitions.

To serve as a research hub and site for impact and engagement in and with scholars, development professionals, government officials and civil society organizations in Myanmar.

To better link current and potential future students from Myanmar to teaching and research at the University of Melbourne.