On September 7, 2021, Phnom Penh, the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding was held between the National Institute of Science, Technology and Innovation (NISTI) and the Cambodia University of Technology and Science (CamTech). The ceremony was presided over by His Excellency Kethi Setha Dr. Cham Prasidh, Senior Minister, Minister of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation, and Neak Oknha Dr. Pung Kheav Se, Chairman of the Board of the Cambodia University of Technology and Science (CamTech), as well as senior management and officials of both institutions.
His Excellency Kethi Setha Dr. Cham Prasidh highly values the initiative of Neak Oknha Dr. Pung Kheav Se for founding CamTech University to respond to Cambodia’s socio-economic development, Science, Technology, and Innovation Roadmap 2030, and Vision 2050. Cambodia has seen remarkable economic development in the past few decades, but Science, technology, and innovation will ensure higher productivity and regional competitiveness of our country. Neak Oknha Dr. Pung Kheav Se responds in this speech that, “the sponsorship model of CamTech will provide opportunities for students to get quality education while ensuring internship experience and linkage between CamTech and industry partners.”
Quality of higher education largely depends on innovative ideas, research-informed teaching methods, quality of research in generating new knowledge, continuous cooperation between education institutions and entrepreneurs, and expanding community services. The MoU between NISTI and CamTech will help Cambodian students to develop values and become well-rounded citizens. Well-rounded citizens with values possess virtues, innovative ideas and skills in research, problem-solving, communication, adaptation, teamwork and entrepreneurship.
Some pictures from the online event.