Faculty of Science and EngineeringWaseda University


Student Voice: Htway Htway Hlaing

From Republic of the Union of Myanmar

  • Name
    Htway Htway Hlaing
  • Country/ Region of Citizenship
    Republic of the Union of Myanmar
  • Graduated from
    Yangon Technological University
  • Department
    Department of Computer Science and Communications Engineering (Doctoral)

    JICA AUN/SEED-Net Project Student


How did you find out about Waseda University?

A few years ago, in an orientation in my country, I got information about Waseda University was doing research on the area I was very much interested in, from the person who visited Waseda University.


Why did you choose Waseda University?

Waseda University has good partnership with my country.  Professors from Waseda University are very kind and friendly.  And Waseda University is in very convenient place of Tokyo.  The other reason is because Waseda University has high ranking in my research area.


How did you get information for our program?

I got information from the list of top Universities through the scholarship website.


Did you have any concerns before coming to Japan?

I had a little concern about language and weather.  Because I cannot speak Japanese, I was worried how I can communicate with people.  Now I learn Japanese from the internet and I am attending Japanese conversation class arranged by my scholarship organization.  Before coming here, I was afraid of very cold weather because my country has hot weather.  However, I am getting used to temperature changes as it gradually became cold.


Have you had any difficulties when you started a new life here?

Because of language barrier, it was difficult to find a place to stay and to find the things that I would like to buy.  However, Japanese people are very kind and helpful.  My lab mates and my coordinator helped me a lot to be easy in all difficult situations.


How is your life in Japan and Waseda?

The life in Japan is comfortable, secure and inspirable.  Waseda University can provide good facilities and resources for my research.  I am very happy to stay here and proud of being a student at Waseda University.


What do you do in your free time?

In my free time, I go around Tokyo and visit the famous places.  I want to visit many other places in Japan and learn the culture of Japan.  I went school visit to Kemigawa high school in Chiba and got knowledge about Japanese Education System.  I also went to Kamakura and Hiroshima for regional knowledge.  Recently I enjoyed flower viewing around Tokyo.  Since the time I came here, I would like to visit other places such as Kyoto and Hokkaido in future and enjoy trying Japanese foods.


How are the relationships with your supervisor and lab members?

Professor is so kind to all of us.  As he is flexible for students, we can discuss about our problems and he gives us a lot of time to discuss with us for research.  And sub-advisors help me to find concrete ideas and give me some advices.  In my lab, there are about 20 students including Japanese students and International students.  Most of graduate students are International students.  All my lab mates are nice and helpful to me.


Outline of the research

My research relates to processing large scale data in cloud.  It is to optimize the performance of processing for the faster system to the users of large scale data in cloud.


What is your career goal after your degree completion?

I will go back and serve my country as a faculty staff at my university.


Short message to the prospective students

in English

Waseda University is the place to fulfill your academic dream. Waseda University accepts international students and creates a very warm environment for all international students. Please try hard to get a chance to study at Waseda University. You will be satisfied with your student life. Japan is a best place for you to learn the advanced knowledge in respective subjects. Hoping to see you at Waseda University.


in Myanmar

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