Education and training

Higher education

PM tells Royal Academy to up PhD standards

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday instructed the Royal Academy of Cambodia to carefully scrutinise post-graduate candidates as he said the number of Cambodian PhD students was “too high”, with the Kingdom recording one of the highest ratios of PhD holders in the world. Hun ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-tells-royal-academy-phd-standards

New Generation Pedagogical Research Centre inaugurated

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport on Thursday inaugurated the New Generation Pedagogical Research Centre (NGPRC), located at the National Institute of Education.​​ ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-generation-pedagogical-research-centre-inaugurated

Kingdom in talent ranking rise

Cambodia moved up a notch this year as a place for attracting and growing talent, according to the Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2019 (GTCI) report released this week. It ranked the Kingdom 107 out of 125 countries. ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-talent-ranking-rise

Three universities agree to found new research centre

The Royal University of Phnom Penh, the Royal University of Fine Arts, and the National Institute of Education inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Monday, agreeing to establish a joint higher education social sciences and humanities research institute. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/three-universities-agree-found-new-research-centre

Psychology department sees decrease in students

The Royal University of Phnom Penh’s department of psychology has seen a decrease in students and its dean has blamed a lack of human resources and decreased interest in the subject. Phan Chan Pov, dean of the psychology department at the university, said there are ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50544908/psychology-department-sees-decrease-in-students-2/

Agriculture scholarships to help nurture local talent

A new agriculture scholarship and research grant were launched yesterday with the aim of nurturing local expertise by providing students opportunities to pursue graduate degrees and conduct research. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5086816/agriculture-scholarships-help-nurture-local-talent/

Kratie University construction complete

The recently constructed Kratie University, which was mostly funded by the Chinese government, was handed over to the Education Ministry yesterday. ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37563/kratie-university-construction-complete/

Ministry of foreign affairs to build first diplomatic institute

The Foreign Affairs Ministry expects to complete construction on its first training institute for local diplomats in the next 18 months, officials said Monday. Foreign Affairs Ministry spokes-man Chum Sounry said work on the National Institute for Diplomatic and Relations of International Study began in December. ...

Chhorn Phearun
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/second2/ministry-foreign-affairs-build-first-diplomatic-institute-126811/

Thai university to set up tourism school

Thailand’s Rajamangala University of Technology plans to set up a tourism and hospitality institute in Siem Reap province to build the capacity of Cambodians working in the tourism sector. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36200/thai-university-to-set-up-tourism-school/

Fine arts university to relocate

The government will spend at least $12 million to relocate the Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA) and build a cultural center on four hectares of land in Chroy Changvar district, while the old university buildings will be used to expand the National Museum. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36128/fine-arts-university-to-relocate/

Entrepreneurship to be taught in the classroom

Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron has unveiled a plan to add coursework on entrepreneurship to the school and university curricula starting in the next academic year, state news agency AKP said yesterday. ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/entrepreneurship-be-taught-classroom

Smart axiata funds degrees for students

Ten students will have the opportunity to further their studies for free thanks to Smart Axiata’s SmartEdu Scholarship Program, which not only covers their entire tertiary education tuition, but has also awarded them a monthly stipend amounting to $15,000 for the duration of their degree. ...

Mayuri Mei Lin​
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/31378/smart-axiata-funds-degrees-for-students/

China urged to fund mining school

The Ministry of Mines and Energy is in talks with the Chinese government to build a research and training school, in order to boost the staffing capabilities of the country’s growing mining industry, according to a senior ministry official. Following recent news that gold deposits ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28625/china-urged-to-fund-mining-school/

PM: 115 students in Turkey

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday wrote on his Facebook page that he was concerned about the 115 Cambodian students studying at different universities in Turkey where an attempted coup to overthrow the government happened on Friday. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27331/pm--115-students-in-turkey/

Japan gives $3M for scholarships

The Japanese government will continue providing scholarships to young Cambodian government officials wishing to study in Japan, continuing a tradition of bilateral scholarship that began in 2000, officials said yesterday. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25924/japan-gives--3m-for-scholarships/

IFC banking on smart graduates

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has provided a $13 million loan to support a higher education campus for the Acleda Institute of Business that will help raise education standards, enhance students’ employability and encourage sustainable economic growth. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25667/ifc-banking-on-smart-graduates/

More universities needed in provincial areas: PM

Speaking at the inauguration of the Heng Samrin Tbong Khmum University yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen called for a program to establish universities in all provinces, saying that the creation of more institutions of higher learning would improve access to education outside of the capital. ...

Pech Sotheary and Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-universities-needed-provincial-areas-pm

Education ministry planning student loans fund for university

In an effort to prepare more students for ASEAN integration, the Education Ministry plans to set up a program to give high school students access to student loans so they can continue their studies at university. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/20143/education-ministry-planning-student-loans-fund-for-university/

Thai princess to visit kingdom

Thailand’s Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will visit Cambodia next month to boost bilateral education ties between the kingdoms, a topic she has worked on since her first visit in 1992. ...

Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/thai-princess-visit-kingdom

Increasingly, Cambodian women seeking higher education abroad

Cambodian women face many obstacles to success in education, including domestic violence and sexual violence, but an increasing number of them are seeking higher education and more work skills.More than 50 percent of Cambodia’s population is female, and many see the new generation as a ...

Ten Soksreinith
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/increasingly-cambodian-women-seeking-higher-education-abroad/3086134.html

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