Higher education

Universities

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/

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/

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

Education ministry wants bachelor’s degrees for all teachers

The Education Ministry will organize a training course and study programs that will give all of the country’s teachers access to bachelor’s degree programs by 2020, officials said yesterday. ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/17961/education-ministry-wants-bachelor---s-degrees-for-all-teachers/

Thai princess funds the construction of two technology institutes in Cambodia

Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, a daughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, has granted funds to build two institutes of technology in Kampong Thom and Kampong Speu provinces in order to provide technical education and training to poor Cambodian students. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/16460/thai-princess-funds-the-construction-of-two-technology-institutes-in-cambodia/

Plan to expand museum short on details

The National Museum will undergo a massive expansion, but this will not include removing the Royal University of Fine Arts which sits behind it, officials at the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts told a public forum yesterday. ...

Chea Takihiro and Srey Kumneth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/16046/plan-to-expand-museum-short-on-details/

Fine arts university relocation sparks concerns

A plan to move Cambodia’s oldest fine arts college is sparking concern among teachers, students and artists. Established in 1918, the university is considered the primary center of arts and culture education in Cambodia. ...

Socheata Hean and Sun Sokhen
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/fine-arts-university-relocation-sparks-concerns/2934383.html

Rector says student was warned against activism

After a Khemerak University student was jailed in Phnom Penh on Saturday over a social media post calling for a “color revolution” in Cambodia, the school’s director Monday claimed that politics had “poisoned” students at his institution. ...

Aun Pheap and Anthony Jensen
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/rector-says-student-was-warned-against-activism-92373/

During Japan’s occupation, artist resisted, died

Seventy years ago Thursday, during what may have been the murkiest period of the French administration in Cambodia, the founder of the National Museum died in an interrogation room at the hands of Japanese authorities. ...

Michelle Vachon
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/during-japans-occupation-french-artist-resisted-died-85793/

Hun Sen sells ‘win-win policy’ to students

Following an appeal by Prime Minister Hun Sen for the country’s youth to better understand his self-titled “win-win policy,” which he credits for ending the civil war and peacefully reintegrating the Khmer Rouge, the premier Monday delivered an hourlong lecture on the topic to about ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hun-sen-sells-win-win-policy-to-students-85625/

Students protest over inability to sit exams

Nearly 200 midwives and nursing students at the International University in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district protested yesterday after reportedly being denied the necessary documents required to sit the Ministry of Health’s state civil servant exam this summer. ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/students-protest-over-inability-sit-exams

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