UC Signs MOU with Galilee International Management Institute

On December 21, 2010, the University of Cambodia (UC) extended its reach across the globe to Israel, and signed a Memorandum
of Understanding (MOU) with the Galilee International Management Institute (GIMI). This marks the University’s first encounter and MOU with an institution of higher learning in the Middle East.

GIMI is a public, international management-training institution which provides advanced training seminars in leadership, management and capacity building targeting
professionals around the globe. Areas of strength are Agriculture, Business Administration, Education, Environment, Health, Human Resources, National Security,
NGOs, Ports and Maritime Transport,and Tourism.

The purpose of the MOU is to explore various possibilities for expanding our human and intellectual capacity beyond Cambodia and the region. UC is actively engaged in promoting the importance of empirical research and human resource development. With additional inputs from GIMI, UC will take a huge step forward in crafting strategies for executives and students in Cambodia who are interested in education, national and regional security studies, among others. These study areas are very important public goods.

To help achieve this, GIMI President, Dr. Joseph Shevel, is offering a scholarship to a UC executive to reap the benefits of a management training course held in conjunction with the Harvard University Extension School. Future programs will focus on management training, exchange programs and other innovative partnerships.

During the signing ceremony, H.E. Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, UC President and Adviser to Samdech Techo Prime Minister, stressed the value of sharing resources to strengthen the human potential, and believed that GIMI’s friendship and cooperation will take us the extra mile further. Mr. Peter Tan Keo, Vice President for Strategy, Development and International Cooperation, initiated the partnership, and will continue to liaise with Dr. Shevel in the implementation of future programs and projects.