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First East Asia Young Leaders' Forum Draws Global Thinkers

UC Grants Degrees to Hun Sen, Rikhi Thakral

Leaders from The Economist, The Independent, Address the University

New Books Added to Toshu Fukami Library

New Term to Start: Fall Registration Begins Now


First East Asia Young Leaders' Forum Draws Global Thinkers

The first annual East Asia Young Leaders' Forum on "The Future of East Asia: Enhancing Cooperation and Prospects for Building an East Asia Community" held July 9-10 at the University of Cambodia, drew panelists and participants from throughout East Asia, Europe and the United States. Leading thinkers and policy-makers from nations like China, Korea, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei, and Cambodia gathered to discuss the future of East Asia Cooperation, with special emphasis on the nations of ASEAN+3. 


Samdech Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Royal Government of Cambodia, gave an opening keynote address to this East Asia Young Leaders' Forum, in which he emphasized the growing importance of the ASEAN+3 Cooperation as well as the deepening of the partnership between ASEAN and the Plus Three Countries in Northeast Asia, namely China, Japan and the Republic of Korea. In his closing keynote address at the East Asia Young Leaders' Forum, H.E. Ong Keng Yong, Secretary-General of ASEAN, highlighted the increasing role of ASEAN in the region and in the world, including in East Asia. Panelists' presentations were followed by lively discussion with representatives from the region's private and public sectors, as well as teachers and Phnom Penh college students. 


UC Grants Honorary Degrees to Hun Sen, Rikhi Thakral

Prime Minister of Cambodia Samdech Hun Sen and Singaporean businessman/philantrhopist Rikhi Thakral were honored July 9 in a special ceremony awarding them honorary degrees from the University of Cambodia. Samdech Hun Sen was awarded Doctor of Political Science for his "leadership and commitment to the nation of Cambodia." Mr. Thakral was awarded Doctor of Humanity for his "commitment to success in business and the public good."


Leaders from The Economist, The Independent, Address the University

Professor Hamish McRae, Chief Economic Columnist of The Independent and Visiting Professor at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technnology, addressed the University of Cambodia July 9th in a special address titled "Cambodia's Economic Future in the Mekong Economic Region." The address was especially thought-provoking in its relation to discussion at the first annual East Asia Young Leaders' Forum on larger cooperation between the member nations of ASEAN+3. The following day, Ms. Frances Cairncross, Management Editor of The Economist, and Rector-Elect at Exeter College of Oxford University, presented an overview on the importance of educational institutions in the world and in Cambodia, and its future in her address "Why Universities Matter." 


New Books Added to Toshu Fukami Library

Pearson Education made a valuable gift to the University of Cambodia's Toshu Fukami Library recently. The world's leading education company contributed $30,000 worth of books to the Library. The books' subjects range from accounting to sociology to information technology and make a wonderful addition to the Library.


The Toshu Fukami Library is open to University students and the general public seven days a week.


New Term to Start

The University of Cambodia started its new term, Term III, 2003-2004, in mid-June and it will run until the end of the second week in September. UC is pleased with the new enrollment and it wishes to extend a warm welcome to all the new students.


Term I, 2004-2005, at the University of Cambodia will start in the third week of September 2004. The registration for this new term begins now, and the University of Cambodia invites all interested students to apply early. For more information on admissions into the University of Cambodia, please contact the Office of Admissions and Record of the University of Cambodia, at the address below.


University of Cambodia 

#143-145, Preah Norodom Blvd. 

Phnom Penh 12302, Cambodia 

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



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