@UC: News & Events at the University of Cambodia June 2007



Dr. Kao Kim Hourn receives Honorary Doctoral Degree from Ohio University 

UC celebrates its fourth year anniversary 

New Academic Term Began June 25th 

UC to launch the Cambodia Leaders' Forum on  July 11th  2007 

Thakral pledges ten scholarships 

UC promotes the International High Schools’ Art Competition for the third consecutive year 

UC discusses collaboration with North Florida University 

A Warm Welcome for New Faculty 

New from Center of English Studies 

Ways You Can Give to UC


Dr. Kao Kim Hourn receives Honorary Doctoral Degree from Ohio University

Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, UC President was awarded honorary Doctor of Public Service by Ohio University (USA) 


at one of their undergraduate commencement ceremony on June 9 for his service to the public in his various roles - 


the citation included his being President and Founder of the University of Cambodia, Director of the Cambodian Institute of Cooperation and Peace, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and an accomplished author.


Ohio University annually awards honorary degrees to individuals who have achieved distinction in scholarship, 


creative activity, professional pursuits, business, government, civic affairs or service to their University.



Photos from the Commencement at Ohio University where Dr.Kao received his honorary doctorate


UC celebrates its fourth anniversary

On June 23rd, UC staff, faculty and management celebrated the fourth anniversary of UC at the Boeung Meas restaurant across 


the Japanese Bridge. It was marked by a celebration in the form of a lavish dinner in which all UC members were invited. 


In a brief speech, Dr. Kao noted that our fourth year, in particular, had been a busy one with many important milestones for UC:


we have our own newspaper, the radio station will be inaugurated in early August, and we have received a license for our own TV station; 


We have had the ground-breaking for our new campus, and construction will soon be underway once the foundations are completed; 


we are offering a large number of scholarships to deserving students from high schools throughout Cambodia. 


He also acknowledged the efforts of our Chancellor, staff, faculty, Board of Trustees, 


and the students and others who have contributed in various ways in the growth of UC. 


New Academic Term Began June 25th 

Term III of the academic year 2006-2007 academic year at the University of Cambodia began on June 25th 

and classes are now underway. U.C. welcomes back its students.


New academic year will begin on October 15th. For more information on admissions and enrollment, 

please contact the Office of Admissions and Records of the University of Cambodia.


UC to launch the Cambodia Leaders' Forum on  July 17th  2007

UC will launch the Cambodia Leader’s Forum on July 17th  at UC conference hall. H.E. Tea Banh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defense, will give the keynote address, on "Cambodia's Defense Policy: Achievements, Challenges and Future Direction." 


All participants will receive a free copy of the book on the biography of H.E. Tea Banh, which will be released at this forum.


Thakral pledges Scholarships

Thakral Holdings Group has yet again shown its commitment in helping students in their pursuit of higher education by pledging ten 4-year In-Sewa Charitable scholarships starting in the new term in September.


This scholarship will cover the cost of full Bachelor Degree program for ten deserving students. For further enquiries please contact the Administration Office.


UC hosts the International High Schools’ Art competition for the third consecutive year  

UC promoted the International High Schools’ Art Festival for the third year in Cambodia by organizing an art competition. This festival is organized by International Foundation for Arts and Culture and besides a cash prize, the first-prize winner gets a five-day all expense paid trip to Japan. This year’s winners are as follows:


1st prize winner: Mr. SO Phirom,

Painting Title: "Toward the Ending of the Destruction Dimension of Military Science?"

2nd prize winner: by Mr. KHORN Khemrin,

Painting Title: "Science with a Declining Morality May Lead to Human Catastrophe"

3rd prize winner: by Mr. PRAK Sopheap,


Painting Title: "Protection of Cultural Heritage"

UC discusses collaboration wit h North Florida University

Dr. Angus Munro, UC Vice-president (Academics Affairs) met with Dr. William Voorhees from North Florida University to discuss future collaboration between the two universities. After previous appointments elsewhere, Dr. Voorhees has been for one year at North Florida University and teaches at the Dept. Of Political Science and Public Administration; his area is public finance and accounting


They explored, informally, various potential avenues for collaboration from the personal to the departmental and above ranging from student to faculty exchange programs.


A Warm Welcome for New Faculty

UC would like to welcome a new member to the University faculty. Mr. Chan Dara Vutha joins us as the Assistant Director for Leadership and Career Development Center.  He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Southeast Asian studies from the University of Michigan. Mr. Vutha has extensive experience in working with the youth and comes most recently from a position as the Co-founder and Co-director of Lunchbox Jams non-profit organization (www.lunchboxjams.org). 


News from Center for English Studies

CES is currently offering four updated English language courses. ‘FasTrax’ is still the major course with more than hundred students enrolled. However, the old textbook called World English will be replaced by skill books (listening, reading and writing skills), which will help students to learn faster with appropriate duration of 120 hours per term. 


The ESL and Business English courses target those learners who are keen on improving their English at a slower pace to reach high proficiency. We have updated our programs, textbooks, learning hours and time to meet all learners and students’ needs. We are introducing “English in Mind” for ESL program along with supplementary materials. Please see the new brochure for more detail on these courses. 


A completely new addition to CES is the offering of TOEFL & IELTS preparatory courses and Grammar Study, Listening & Speaking and Writing skills for specific learners. 


New Term for all courses: 23 July, 2007 (Weekday) 28 July, 2007 (Weekend)

If you are planning to take the TOEFL or IELTS examination in the near future, please contact CES at ces@uc,edu.kh for more information on the preparatory courses on offer. 


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.


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

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