Building back better with access to information

UNESCO and the Ministry of Information, and the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, the Department of Media and Communication at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, and civil society organisations, are commemorating the 2021 International Day of Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) in Cambodia, on ...

Khmer Times Staff

RUPP seal Sweden’s $10M funding

The Swedish Embassy in Cambodia signed a memorandum of understanding with the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) on Wednesday to fund a high-quality training and research institute. The agreement is worth in the region of $10 million for a four-year pilot phase focusing on ...

Long Kimmarita

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

Cambodian province plans campaign for monks to care for mentally ill

Government authorities in a southwest Cambodian province are planning a coordinated campaign to round up residents suffering from mental illness and take them to Buddhist temples where they will be cared for by monks, a provincial official said. ...

RFA Khmer News Staff

Majority want booze regulations: survey

An overwhelming 96 per cent of Cambodians want the government to take measures to reduce alcohol consumption, a Royal University of Phnom Penh survey has found. The survey released yesterday of 2,104 adults in four provinces also found 93 per cent want the government to ban ...

Chhay Channyda

Climate courses to be on offer

Cambodia is launching its first university-level climate change curriculum, according to USAID, which is supporting the pilot program.​ ...

Laignee Barron

Youth seek tobacco curbs: org

A survey has found that while only 12 per cent of young Cambodians smoke cigarettes, more than four times that number are exposed to passive smoke every day, and a broad majority back tougher regulation of tobacco products. Mom Kong, executive director at the Cambodian Movement ...

Sen David

Online Khmer-English audio dictionary launches

Foreigners seeking to learn the Khmer language have long been restricted by a dearth of resources beyond beginner’s textbooks, often relying on conversation and the methods of individual teachers to advance their vocabulary and comprehension. Aiming to put a small dent in the situation, U.S. citizen ...

Alex Willemyns

Gender course to be piloted at Royal University

Gender studies will be incorporated into the curriculum at Cambodia’s largest university in an effort to shape the country’s top students’ views on the role of women in society, educators and experts said on Wednesday at a workshop on the course. A pilot program will begin ...

Holly Robertson and Sun Heng

PM ends exile gov’t talk

Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday that his government will work with the Thai junta that came to power in a coup last week, and quashed speculation that the ousted Shinawatra clan may be allowed to set up a government in exile in Cambodia. In a ...

Vong Sokheng and Daniel Pye

Ministry, ACU continue campaign for clean high school exam

The Education Ministry’s crusade to clean up the national high school exam continued Wednesday, with the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) releasing a statement inviting concerned parties to monitor exams in August and warning that cheats would be failed and effectively banned from sitting again for two ...

Kuch Naren and Matt Blomberg

Professionalism best mechanism to protect journalists, expert says

Journalists need to be more professional in their reporting, which is the best way to protect themselves, a media educator says. “Like any other profession, journalism can be risky, but if journalists follow their professional codes of conduct and ethics and work with responsibility, there should ...

Say Mony

For Yunus, charity is not the only way

Professor Muhammad Yunus, a Nobel laureate who is considered the founding father of microfinance, urged an assembled crowd at the Royal University of Phnom Penh yesterday to start thinking about creating so-called social businesses. “Charity money goes, and does wonderful work, but it doesn’t come back,” ...

Joe Freeman

Education Lagging in Science, Technology, Experts Say

Experts say the government has not yet done enough to promote the studies of science at the university level, leaving Cambodia behind on technology and other science subjects. Louise Ahrens, a project coordinator at Maryknoll, a US-based organization that provides education counseling at the Royal University ...

Khoun Theara

Land-titling process ‘urgent’, Oxfam says

Accelerating the mapping and titling of rural farmland should be an “urgent” priority of the government and civil society, particularly when it comes to protecting indigenous peoples’ and women’s rights, Oxfam representatives said yesterday. The remarks followed the release of an EU-funded survey of rural communities’ ...

Daniel Pye

Renewable energy course powers up

Instructors at the Royal University of Phnom Penh have just finished the first academic year of a landmark physics course. Launched in the fall of 2012, “Renewable Energy and Applications” aims to train students so they can seek internships and jobs in one of Cambodia’s fastest-growing ...

Wages will increase following economic growth

Hun Sen said salaries for civil servants and garment workers will increase yearly coinciding with the growth in the economy. Speaking at a graduation ceremony for the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) at the Koh Pich center on Tuesday, he said during the general assembly ...

Social Work to shape Kingdom

Social work, long-established in developed countries but unheard-of in Cambodia, could be set to change the face of child protection in the country as interest in the field grows. Last week, a hundred potential social workers from around the country came to Phnom Penh for an ...

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