Following the completion of the 2017 World Bank project in Vietnam, FEHD is extending its reach to another ASEAN country, Cambodia, by building the capacity of higher education teachers to enhance access to quality education there.
FEHD will partner with five Cambodian leading public higher education institutions under the World Bank’s “Higher Education Improvement (HEI)” project on teacher professional development, course development, and collaborative research and knowledge transfer in higher education in the coming four years. The five partner institutions are (in alphabetical order): the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC), the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA), the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), Svay Rieng University (SRU), and the University of Battambang (UBB).
To commence the project, EdUHK President Professor Stephen Cheung Yan-leung has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Rector of RUPP Dr Chet Chealy, which covers:
Welcoming the partnership, EdUHK President Professor Cheung said, “I believe this World Bank project will have far-reaching impact on Cambodia’s university education, and EdUHK’s involvement is testimony to our leading role in learning and teaching. It also further consolidates our role as an important partner in enhancing the quality of teacher education in Southeast Asia.”
Professor Allan Walker, Dean of Faculty of Education and Human Development at EdUHK, said, “With the signing of this partnership agreement, we hope to sow the seeds of continued and enhanced professional development of higher education in-service teachers in Cambodia.”
Apart from the World Bank, EdUHK and its predecessor have been engaged in a wide array of projects commissioned by the Asian Development Bank, the European Union, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training to promote education advancement and beyond.