Education and training

Higher education

Cambodian Minister, South Korean official meet over aid, university

Foreign Affairs Minister Hor Namhong met with South Korea’s dep­uty minister for political affairs on 14 October to offer his gratitude for a $35 mil­lion university that South Korea has pledged to build in Cambodia, an of­ficial said. Keep reading ...

Education association hits back at Sam Rainsy

The Cambodian Higher Education Association released a statement on 11 October defending its members against claims made last week by CNRP President Sam Rainsy, who criticized the quality of Cambodia’s postsecondary education system. Keep reading ...

Lao parents push children to study medicine

Many students at Laos’ University of Health Sciences are there because that’s what their parents want and are taking courses reluctantly because they have no personal interest in the subject. This is the finding of a survey carried out by Associate Professor Dr Mayfong Mayxay of the ...

Tourism ministry to build vocational schools

The government plans to build two vocational training centers in Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville in an effort to strengthen the competitiveness of the tourism sector in Cambodia, the minister of tourism said on 21 September. Keep reading ...

UK academic held at Thai airport

A UK academic has spent the last four days in detention at an airport in Thailand over a dispute arising from a UN report he wrote nine years ago. Agricultural consultant Wyn Ellis was stopped at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport and told he had been reported as ...

Thailand preparing students for the new business environment

Thailand has been transitioning to a service-based economy, which accounts for just over half of GDP, and universities are being urged to enhance the capacity of new graduates to meet changing market demand.  Bangkok University has noted this changing trend and is grooming students to serve ...

Four universities to accept over 8,100 students

More than 8,100 students will be accepted to study at four state universities in Laos this academic year under the quota set by the Ministry of Education and Sports. Some 52,491 students around the country passed their final school exams out of the 52,756 pupils who ...

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