It is with great
enthusiasm that I present the
Our mission for building a superior
academic center in
We have the greatest
hopes for the future of higher learning and research in
When I first visited
Since then, I have come
What has struck me on each visit here is the rapid progress I have witnessed toward the reconstruction and rehabilitation of a country that has suffered so much misery and misfortune.
It has been dramatic to see the restoration of the beautiful boulevards to their former elegance; the reconstruction of highways and bridges; electrification and water systems operating normally as in any capital; the development of a working telephone system, an attractive and efficient new airport and even state-of-the-art Internet systems. This is such a far cry from what I experienced in 1994.
But most impressive of all has been to see the return of hope and the will for self-advancement that is all around us. One cannot fail but to notice that Cambodians are in a hurry to make up for lost time in education; and to continuously raise their level of knowledge and thereby create new opportunities for themselves. All over the capital and in the provinces, you can see young people eager to learn – to learn English, to learn computer skills, to study management skills, accounting, law, as well as science and literature. After a hard day’s work in an office or shop, they rush not home but to educational centres to better themselves. The high value that all Cambodians place on education is the greatest asset that this country possesses.
This spirit of learning
reminds me very much of postwar
Under the inspired
guidance of Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, a most capable, learned and dedicated
scholar, I am sure that the
A vision of the
· be a magnet for outstanding faculty who will devise innovative ways to approach problems, invent new ways to teach, and develop new knowledge and research for the benefit of Phnom Penh and the entire nation;
· attract inventive, industrious students of all ages and produce citizens who are intellectually competent and technologically literate—people who will be the catalysts for innovative ideas;
· transform into knowledge and wisdom the vast amounts of information now accessible through new technologies;
· build strong networks and alliances that bring the know-how of businesses and the community into the university and take the knowledge of the University into the workplace and to the society at large;
the University with other centers of excellence in
· remain innovative, resourceful, and responsive, while drawing on the intellectual capability and resources of the University.
The University prepares students to address the increasingly complex issues facing them in society and to discover meanings in their own lives. It encourages diversity in its student body and meets the needs of students by providing them with interdisciplinary and innovative undergraduate, graduate and professional courses. The University energetically and dynamically seeks ways to interact with and to serve the needs of the student body.
The University nurtures
and supports a diverse faculty who engages in active research, brings
excellence and innovation into the classroom, and responds to the needs
of students and the community. The faculty embodies the university’s
interactive approach to change
It is one of the University of Cambodia’s top priorities to build strong affiliations with accredited universities and associations from abroad to provide its students, faculty and staff with important collaboration and exchange in the field of higher education. The University has signed an agreement on student exchange with Osaka International University in February 2004; an agreement on academic cooperation with Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University (Thailand) in May 2005; and, in 2006, has signed memoranda of understanding with Ohio University (USA), and Kyung Hee University (Republic of Korea) on staff and student exchange, together with other forms of mutual cooperation. In addition, we have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Cambodian Office of the United Nations Development Programme. Likewise, the University is working toward building affiliations with other world-renowned universities and other institutions in the United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Australia and Southeast Asia; and is in the process of joining the Association of Universities in the Asia Pacific (AUAP), and will seek membership with the ASEAN University Network (AUN).
H.E. Aun Porn Moniroth, PhD, Chairman, Board of TrusteesDr. Haruhisa Handa, University ChancellorDr. Kao Kim Hourn, University PresidentDr. Angus D. Munro, Vice-President of Academic AffairsMs. Por Malis, Director, Office of Administration
H.E. Aun Porn Moniroth, PhD (Chairman)H.E. Prum Sokha, MPAH.E. Neang PhatMr. Kao SophallaH.E. Sea Kosal, PhDMr. Kao Somono
H.E. Hang Chuon Narong, PhD, Secretary-General, Ministry of Economy and Finance (Chairman)H.E. Eang Sophallet, Adviser to the Prime Minister of CambodiaDr. Rikhi Thakral, Executive Director, Thakral Holdings GroupDr. Richard Dyck, President of TCS JapanDr. Akinori Seki, Executive Director, Sasakawa Peace FoundationH.E. Suos Someth, Honorary Chairman, Supreme National Economic Council of CambodiaDr. Muthiah Alagappa, Director, East-West Center, Washington, D.C.Mr. Masakazu Murayama, Vice-Chairman (Debt Markets), Merrill Lynch Japan Securities Co. Ltd.H.E. Pou Sothirak, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Cambodia to JapanProfessor Michael Haas, PhD, University of Hawai’i at Manoa (retired) [Chairman]Professor Paul M. Evans, PhD, University of British ColumbiaProfessor Merry White, PhD, Boston University and Harvard UniversityProfessor Jim Dator, PhD, University of Hawai’i at ManoaProfessor Ian Townsend-Gault, PhD, University of British ColumbiaProfessor Wing Thye Woo, PhD, University of California at DavisProfessor Amatav Acharya, PhD, Institute of Strategic and Defense Studies, Nanyang Technological University, SingaporeProfessor Rajah Rasiah, PhD, University of Malaya, MalaysiaAssociate Professor Takeshu Kohno, PhD, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, JapanH.E. Pen Dareth, PhD (Chairman)Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, University PresidentDr. Angus D. Munro, Vice-President of Academic AffairsDr. Pierre Lizee, Adjunct Visiting Professor (Professor, Brock University, Canada)Dr. Paul Chambers, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Center for Advanced StudiesH.E. Samraing Kamsan, Senior Advisor to the Office of the PresidentMr. Heng Samnang, Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Coordinator for the College of Social SciencesMr. Ing Kerya, LLM, Coordinator, College of LawMs. Gina Lopez, MBA, Coordinator, College of ManagementMs. Shiela Merino, Coordinator, College of Sciences and Technology & Director of IT OfficeMs. Abegail Schwarz, Director, Center for English StudiesMs. Por Malis, MA, Director, Office of AdministrationMr. Ney Rith, MBA, Director, Leadership and Career Development CenterMr. Hong Sokheng, MPP, Senior Lecturer, University of CambodiaDr. Ky Vibolbotra, Senior Lecturer, University of CambodiaDr. Leng Kuoy, Senior Lecturer, University of CambodiaDr. Ly Vanthy, Senior Lecturer, University of CambodiaMr. Mam Thanna, LLM, Senior Lecturer, University of CambodiaMr. Oum Pisey, MPP, Senior Lecturer, University of CambodiaMr. Ros Sokhom, MBA, Senior Lecturer, University of Cambodia
The University of Cambodia is committed to recruit, retain and nurture outstanding scholars and professors who are concerned with broad and fundamental intellectual issues and are dedicated to research, undergraduate and graduate teaching alike. The University comprises a team of academics, researchers and professionals who hold Master’s and Doctoral degrees from accredited overseas universities and possess extensive teaching and research experience. They are experts in a broad range of fields, who have published widely; have contributed to major research findings; and have consulted with government, businesses and the civil society.
Lord George Carey of Clifton (Archbishop of Canterbury, 1991-2002)
Professor Katherine Marshall, (Georgetown University and Former Counsellor to the President of the World Bank)
The University of Cambodia operates on a term system which runs an average of 15 weeks, excluding the final examination period and public holidays:
· the first term (Term I) begins in September and ends in January, although there may be separate sessions, starting on different dates, to allow for the intake of different groups of new students
· the second term (Term II) begins in February and ends in June.
There are five periods in each of these terms:
Early Bird Period 6:00 am to 8:00 am
Morning Period 8:00 am to 11:00 am
Afternoon Period 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Evening Period 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Weekend Period 7:30 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
There is also a 12-week special term (Term III) from June to September for students who wish to finish their degree at a faster pace. During this, classes run 4 hours per day instead of 3 hours per day as during the regular term.
Main Campus is located south of the
P.O. Box 166,
Phnom Penh 12000,
This is where the Administration and all our facilities can be found; and where most of our teachers are based. We have recently acquired and refurbished an adjoining satellite building (#5, Street 282), where the Graduate School is located, together with the Center for English Studies and the classrooms and Language Laboratory of the FasTrax program.
Enquiries and further information can be obtained through the following:
· Tel: (855-)23-993274; Fax (855-)23-993284
· Website: www.uc.edu.kh
The University is a privately-funded institution, which means that it receives no financial support from the Royal Government of Cambodia. The present revenue from students is inadequate to meet the running costs of the University of Cambodia, never mind provide income to be invested in the University's further development and expansion. Thus, we are dependent on the generosity of individuals and organisations for financial and other forms of support. Such donations are essential for:
1. the employment of quality faculty, critical for establishing and maintaining the solid foundation (in both teaching and research) required of a good university;
2. the further development of the quality of the university in both teaching and research, including the opening of community colleges in the provinces; and
3. the awarding of scholarships to deserving students, so that those from the provinces have the opportunity to upgrade themselves in the new society.
To this end, the University of Cambodia Foundation has been established to facilitate the obtaining and administering of donations (including the setting up of endowed funds). This is administered by a committee, under the oversight of the University’s President and Chancellor (Dr. Handa is the Chairman of the Foundation); and it also is responsible for ensuring that donations are used solely for the benefit of the University of Cambodia, and that any donors' specifications can be best realised.
Donations of money (by check made payable to the University of Cambodia Foundation), can typically be in one of two different forms:
In either case, Foundation representatives will contact you to explain the different options and discuss any particular specifications or other requirements which you may have. After this, you and a Foundation representative will work directly with one another to prepare a fund agreement − to ensure that your wishes are understood, and all elements of your gift are included − for your approval and signature. Thereafter, once your gift has been received by the Foundation, it will be managed according to this agreement and in an appropriate manner for an international university. You will also be kept informed about how your donation is being used.
Whatever you donate, you will be issued with an official receipt from the University of Cambodia Foundation to acknowledge your generosity and public-spiritedness. Furthermore, to honor the commitment and generosity of our supporters, the University has established five levels of recognition, with various benefits:
In addition, for those who donate sufficiently large amounts to the Foundation, the University of Cambodia will be pleased to name Colleges, Centers, Headships, Chairmanships, Scholarships, and various facilities according to these supporters' wishes.
The University of Cambodia also welcomes various types of non-monetary gift (www.ucf.edu.kh). For example, books are essential for student learning, and for the promotion of reading and life-long learning in Cambodia. In addition, various items of equipment would be appreciated – for example, computers and ancillary accessories, audiovisual and telecommunications equipment, vehicles. In particular, scientific equipment and research specimens would be welcomed for setting up a Science Laboratory (another first for Cambodia), together with a Teaching Museum, for the benefit of students as part of their General Education requirements.
Should you decide that you would like to make any sort of donation to help support us, please contact the University of Cambodia Foundation (www.ucf.edu.kh) at the following address:
of Cambodia Foundation,
143-145 Preah Norodom Boulevard,
P.O. Box 166, Phnom Penh 12000,
Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia
Tel: (855-23) 99 32 74
Fax: (855-23) 99 32 84
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