@UC: News & Events at the University of Cambodia

December 2004/January 2005


UC Announces "FasTrax" Method to Learn English

Human Rights & Development Addressed at National Conference

"Journal of Cambodian Studies" Newest Issue Released

Have Lunch with the VPs

Featured Faculty: AbdulMoti Sheikhamed

Ways You Can Give to UC


UC Announces "FasTrax" Method to Learn English

A new and innovative way to learn English will be introduced at the start of the next academic term February 21st. UC's FasTrax system gives students a fast, convenient and easy way to improve their language skills. The intensive 5-week modules consist of 75 hours each and provide the rigor and immersion needed to gain true fluency in English. 


Each module is priced at only $70. For information and registration, please contact the University at the address below.


Human Rights and Development Addressed at National Conference

The University of Cambodia, with the support of the International Foundation for Arts and Culture, held a National Conference on "Human Rights and Development in Cambodia: A Decade of Progress and Challenges". It took place at the UC Conference Center December 17-18. The National Conference was attended by more than three hundred participants, including H.E. Sar Kheng, Deputy Prime Minister and Co-Minister of Interior (who gave the opening Keynote address); Dr. Toshu Fukami, president and Founder of the International Foundation for Arts and Culture and Chancellor of the University of Cambodia; Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, President of the University of Cambodia; and H.E. Om Yienteng, Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee. The National Conference was convened with the desire to discuss establishing a human rights commission. 


"Journal of Cambodian Studies" Newest Issue Released

The University of Cambodia is pleased to announce the release of the third issue of its academic publication, the "Journal of Cambodian Studies" (JCS). The third issue begins a new approach to the JCS. Each issue will now contain articles related to Cambodia from various fields of study, instead of being limited to a single topic or area. Issue Three contains articles on topics as diverse as China's relationship to US-China relations from 1950, to the contemporary relationship between Cambodian poor and Micro Finance Institutions.


Issue Three of the "Journal of Cambodian Studies," as well as past issues can be purchased at the UC Bookstore at #145, Preah Norodom Blvd. The JCS seeks submissions of articles from all areas of research on Cambodia for inclusion in future issues. The JCS is also looking for reviews of contemporary books on Cambodia. Submissions from professors, researchers, and other scholars are strongly encouraged. To be considered for inclusion in a future journal, please send an electronic version of your article to Ms. Noi Liang at nliang@uc.edu.kh.


Have Lunch with the VPs

UC faculty and students will be invited to have lunch with the UC Vice Presidents very soon.  Weekly "brown bag lunches" are currently being planned that will give teachers and students the opportunity to informally talk to them about academics, careers and other aspects of University life.  Each week, a different department or group of students will have a chance to attend a brown bag lunch. 


The "brown bag lunch" concept, popular in the West, refers to informal meetings where people are invited to bring their own lunch from home or a restaurant, and spend the lunch break eating and chatting.  Details on the brown bag lunch meetings will come soon. 


Featured Faculty Member: Mr. AbdulMoti Sheikhahmed

Head of Information Technology Department,

College of Sciences and Technology

"Citizen of the world" comes to mind when meeting Mr. AbdulMoti Sheikhahmed. Mr. Sheikhahmed was born in Somalia, raised in Kuwait, and educated in the Philippines. Moreover, his career in teaching and Information Technology has had him in various locale in Southeast Asia.


His background and experience have helped Mr. Sheikhahmed (known as Mr. Moti by his students) bring a truly global perspective to the classroom, where he teaches classes in both Information Technology and Business. Mr. Sheikhamed stresses the importance of IT because the influence of the "virtual world [has expanded] to education, business, government, and even our social lives." He continues, saying there is now "no field which doesn't require some sort of IT knowledge."


Mr. Sheikhamed has taught at the University level in Cambodia for five years and has become a popular and respected instructor throughout Phnom Penh. He enjoys the opportunities for meeting people all over the world that Cambodia offers.


Mr. Sheikhahmed received his MBA from the University of Baguio in the Philippines. He also has a BA in Computer Science as well as a Cambridge International Diploma in Business.


Ways You Can Give to UC

Invest in higher education and the future of Cambodia, through a gift to the University of Cambodia. UC offers a number of ways to contribute to university development. Fund a scholarship or program, contribute to the Endowment, donate some books, or volunteer your time. For more information on how you can give to the University of Cambodia click here.


University of Cambodia 

#143-145, Preah Norodom Blvd. 

Phnom Penh 12302, Cambodia 

Phone: (855) 23 993-274, Fax: (855) 23 993-284 

E-mail: info@uc.edu.kh


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