Students and staff in Myanmar january 2018
In Myanmar: 
Students and staff in Myanmar january 2018. Photo: Rebekka Opsal

Cooperation on Religious Studies in Myanmar - CORSIM

Academic co-operation project between MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society (MF) and Myanmar Institute of Theology (MIT)

The academic co-operation project between MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society (MF) and Myanmar Institute of Theology (MIT) offers a unique possibility for students and full-time researchers at both institutions for academic exchange and co-operation.The program focuses on the academic study of religion, peace and conflict, with a particular focus on peacebuilding, gender studies, interreligious dialogue and the role of religious actors in promoting peace and democratization. 

The project offers intensive courses for MIT students at MF in Norway in the study of religion, peace and conflict and intensive courses for MF students at MIT in Myanmar in the study of religion, ethnicity and conflict in Myanmar. The project also offers MA students at MIT the possibility of doing one year of their master’s degree in Norway and offers PhD stipends to students from Myanmar to do their PhD at MF.

Also, an important part of the project is to foster academic co-operation between MIT and MF staff and to develop joint research projects in religious studies and theology.

This initiative is funded by The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) and its NORPART program (Norwegian Partnership Programme for Global Academic Cooperation).
 

Project calendar 2019:

- Intensive course in Myanmar for MF students (January)
- Intensive course in Norway for MiT-students (August) 
- Field studies in Myanmar for MF students (Spring/Autumn)
- Academic exchange for MIT students, Masters level (from the autumn 2019)
- Academic exchange for MIT students, PhD level (from the autumn 2019

Intensive courses in Norway were organized august 2017 and Myanmar january 2018.

For more information about the upcoming intensive courses in Myanmar, see SAM2152 and SAM5152

For more information on past intensive courses in Norway, see SAM5131

Project partners:

MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society (MF)
Myanmar Institute of Theology (MIT)

The project management group:

Project leader: Prof. Kjetil Fretheim
Project coordinator: Karoline Oftedal
Academic advisor:  Associate Professor Dr. Iselin Frydenlund.

Contact Iselin Frydenlund for more information or academic questions.
Contact Karoline Oftedal for announcements of scholarships and/or funding, and other practical question about the project.