Professor Myint Zan has links with many international universities, but holds a special regard for the ANU College of Law, from which he graduated in 1984.
An active philanthropist, Myint has given generously to the ANU Centre for Law, Art and Humanities and the ANU School of Philosophy. He recently endowed a Prize in Law Studies to encourage students to explore interdisciplinary approaches to understanding the law.
"Interdisciplinary perspectives are so important because they help us to overcome and unpack compartmentalised thinking," said Myint.
Based in Myanmar, and having taught at universities in Malaysia, Australia and the South Pacific, Myint is passionate about legal education and philosophy. His focus on human rights law has been motivated both by the political and legal situation in Myanmar, and the challenges he faced in pursuing an international legal education.
Myint hopes to help others, especially international students, overcome these kinds of challenges in the future. He intends to leave a bequest to ANU to help fund disadvantaged students from South East Asia and Latin America to study in multiple disciplines, including law.