U.C. Bulletin August 2009

 

August 2009

UC Congratulates President Dr. Kao Kim Hourn 

Dr. Kao has been recognized by the Royal Government as a key facilitator in Cambodia’s development through his improvements of relations between Cambodia and countries throughout ASEAN and the world. 

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UC Celebrate One Year Anniversary of Preah Vihear

On July 7, 2009 at 11:00 am students and faculty of UC celebrated the one year anniversary of the Preah Vihear. Our celebration marks the first anniversary of Preah Vihear’s addition to the World Heritage Site List.

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Fifth Edition of EU "Blue Book"Launches

By Christopher Smith

On July 7, 2009, The University of Cambodia served as host to the European Commission Delegates. This day marked the launch of the fifth edition of “European Union Development Cooperation Activities in Cambodia.” Commonly referred to as the EU “Blue Book,” the text is an essential resource, detailing the full range of European Union (EU) development activities in Cambodia

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The Examination System and Quality Assurance At the Univeristy of Cambodia

By Angus D. Munro (Vice-President, Academic Affairs)

The University of Cambodia is continually trying to improve itself, and thus the quality of the students which we produce. As a result a new grading system was implemented. 

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Thai Parliament: The Inside Scoop 

Dr. Chambers explained how the current Thai Parliament impacts Thailand. He explained the significance of political power. 



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Congratulations AFD and CES Students

Congratulations to the students in the Academic Foundation Department (AFD) and the Center for English Studies (CES) who graduated on July 15, 2009. 

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UC Facilitates Annual High School Arts Competition

By Tim Vutha

Every year, the University of Cambodia hosts an art contest to determine who shall go to Japan to represent our country in the International High School Arts Festival. The art competition was held on July 12, 2009.

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Impacts of Global Crisis in Cambodia

By Chheang Vannarith

On July 14, 2009, the Cambodia-Japan Center held a “Public Forum on Impact of Global Economic Downturn and Need for Policy Responses.” The forum provided background information on the impacts of the global economic crisis on Cambodia’s garment industry and agriculture sectors. 

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Impacts of Global Economy on Cambodia’s Competitiveness

Cambodians don’t realize that in a world of business, we are always competing with other countries.  On July 29, 2009, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) discussed the importance of Cambodia’s competitiveness.

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Japanese Scholarship Students Learn About Cambodia Through UC

From July through early August, several Japanese scholarship students visited UC to observe the culture and the structure of our university. 



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Italian Students\' Study Tour in Cambodia

On July 18, 2009, five secondary Italian students came to UC to share their experience about Cambodia. They explained the main purpose for coming here. 


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Canadia Bank Offers Scholarships to Management and IT Students

On July 19, 2009, Canadia Bank PLC. introduced a scholarship program that they recently launched. The scholarship is opened to all Cambodian students who come from financially challenged homes, but have excelled in their academic studies.

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UC Welcomes New Intern for Asian Leadership Center

As a recipient of the Paul W. Heng-Unigen Scholarship Fund, Mr. Jonathan Gray will embark on a new discovery here in Cambodia and at UC.



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Drive Safe, Respect The Law

By Tep Punloeu, Associate Dean of College of Law

As we are all aware, road traffic accidents are one of the chronic issues in Cambodia. It increases every year. These accidents can be considered a new humanitarian tragedy. In actuality, road traffic accidents repeatedly exist because the number of vehicles gradually increases.

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Study Abroad Student Hopes to Fulfill His Dreams

Mr. Thouk Chanrotana just recently graduated in June of 2009 with a B.A. in English Literature. He knows what his goal is in life, to help the less fortunate people in our country.


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UC FasTrax Student Goes to Cuba

Mr. Chhuon Sathia, 19 years old, didn’t expect to get the opportunity to study abroad. Originally coming to UC to study IT, Mr. Sathia was in for a surprise. He had just recently completed his FasTrax program and received a certificate for his completion at CES on July 15, 2009. 

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UCDC Puts on Workshop: “The Art of Debate”

On July 18, 2009, UCDC with the help of UCSS wanted to give an insight idea of “The Art of Debate” to all UC students. Debate prepares you for the future. In everyday life, you will face debate. 

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The People’s Health Development Association Discusses About Safe Sex

By Riel Rath Satya

On July 25, 2009 the People’s Health Development Association (PHD) discussed an educational message related to reproductive health, sexual health, gender, and elimination of domestic violence. 

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Cambodian’s Visual Performing Arts Continues for More Than 30 Years

Contributions by Riel Rath Satya and Tim Vutha

On July 21-22, 2009, H.E. Samraing Kamsan, UC advisor and Secretary of State to the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts faciliated a National seminar on “Khmer Visual Performing Arts: 30 Years In Survival and Development” at Chaktumouk National Conventional Hall. The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts want to revitalize the visual performing arts. 

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Tourism: What’s the Progress?

By Lim Ainay

On July 29-30, 2009, the Ministry of Tourism held a conference to recap the growth trends of tourism and its future development. The biggest problem facing the tourism sector is the economic downturn. 

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